Wilson observes that "Chertkov and the Tolstoyans
did, in effect, regard Tolstoy as the founder of a new religion and themselves as guardians of the sacred truth.
But a sub-plot involving Valentin's discovery of love with fellow Tolstoyan
Masha doesn't really bring anything meaningful to a story which already has one great love affair at its heart.
One of the conditions of the job is that Valentin should live at the Tolstoyan
commune and remain celibate, but that goes out the window when he meets Masha (Kerry Condon).
The utilitarian argument is hopelessly biased in favor of the victors; the Tolstoyan
outlook explains why strict guidelines of behavior are impossible.
Brock, Peter (editor), Life in an Austro-Hungarian Military Prison: The Slovak Tolstoyan
John Ralston Saul's version, which he recounts in his recent essay, "A Wondrous Uncertainty," is a variation of the Tolstoyan
one and just as fanciful.
A teacher of history, Henry Loimas toys with fate in Tolstoyan
fashion, but Onegin-like, he toys with love and infatuation, succumbing entirely to the wiles of the woman.
That work was described by Alexander Stille as "a great historical saga with the sweep of a Tolstoyan
Whiteway, the Tolstoyan
settlement in the Cotswolds, may have become as individualistic as anywhere else, but the ceremonial burning of the title deeds a century ago guarantees that no one can speculate in its land.
Jean Lasserre was French Reformed yet almost Tolstoyan
in his religious and ethical vision.
As biography, if it is in no sense original, it is constantly interesting and it grows steadily more interesting the older and more religiously-inclined his Tolstoyan
The collection contains materials dating back to the early twentieth century, including photographs of Russian political emigres in England and the Tolstoyan
commune (Tuckton House) founded by those emigres.