Tolstoy Author:Henri Troyat "Drama from first to last!..." — "... an immense miracle play of human situation - a tragedy, a farce, an extravaganza, a comedy of manners. It has a cast of thousands:girls and soldiers, poets,peasants, kings and courtesans, saints and slaves, merchants, matriarchs. It has everything, and everything lives. ... Troyat has contrived with artful ma... more »stery to tell the story as Tolstoy huimself might have told it.