In human, modern terms, the story of Tolstoy in relation to his wife -- the early years of extravagant order, the later years of increasing turbulence and mutual . Here is the young Tolstoy, p, restless, fanatical his search for a wife who would conform to his high standards, and his capitulation to Bhrs, who with the pears was to develop as positive a personality as her ""Lev"". Marriage brought thirteen children -- eight to when survived; it brought brilliant success; and with adva years, it brought a revoit against Orthodoxy and a new philosophy of the good and simple life. , concerned for the material welfare of her children, was hostile to his fads -- and violent discord precipitated his departure from h after 46 years of , and he died elsewhere. Holding biography, translated.