80 Theory and practice

Tolstoy’s last year was rather turbulent, partly because of the deterioration of his relationship with his wife Sophia Andreyevna Behrs (1844-1919), who suffered deeply from the practical implementation of her husband’s views. In this letter of 10 July 1910, written a few months before his death, Tolstoy tried to strike a compromise, setting conditions and making promises. One crucial element was the position of Chertkov, who Sophia believed deeply influenced both their lives.

Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs
Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs
Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs
Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs
Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs
Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs

Letter to Sof’ja Andreevna Behrs
Lev Tolstoj
14 July 1910
Manuscript, 21 x 28
War Resisters International Records, no 496

Date: 
1910
Number: 
80