The author of this 1914 installment in Constable's Modern Biographies series a felicitous choice, not only because of Garnett’s own literary sensibilities but because of the professional talents of his wife, Constance, the leading Russian translator of her day. The result is an insightful, judicious appreciation of Tolstoy and his texts.
About the Author
Edward Garnett (1867-1937) was an English writer, critic, and editor, as well as the husband of the famous Russian translator Constance Garnett and the father of the novelist David Garnett. A discerning literary tastemaker, he helped further the careers of Joseph Conrad, Ford Maddox Ford, D. H. Lawrence, T. E. Lawrence, John Galsworthy, and Stephen Crane, among others.