1. Crankshaw, Edward. Tolstoy: The Making of a Novelist. Viking, 1974. This book provides an in-depth exploration of Leo Tolstoy's transformation into an influential novelist.
2. Gunn, Elizabeth. A Daring Coiffeur: Reflections on War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Chatto and Windus, 1971. Elizabeth Gunn provides insightful commentary on Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina" focusing on themes and narrative strategies.
3. Mandelker, Amy. Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, the Woman Question, and the Victorian Novel. University of Ohio Press, 1993. This book analyses Anna Karenina in the context of Victorian-era gender norms and discussions around the role of women in society.
4. Mooney, Harry J. Tolstoy’s Epic Vision: A Study of War and Peace and Anna Karenina. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Harry J. Mooney presents an extensive study of Tolstoy's narrative scope and thematic depth in War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
5. Sankovitch, Natasha. Creating and Recovering Experience: Repetition in Tolstoy. Stanford University Press, 1998. Natasha Sankovitch's work investigates the narrative technique of repetition in Tolstoy's writing, demonstrating how it contributes to creating and recovering experiences.
6. Shirer, William L. Love and Hatred: The Troubled Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy. Simon and Schuster, 1994. This book reveals the complexities of Leo Tolstoy's marriage with Sonya Tolstoy, underscoring the dual feelings of love and resentment.
7. Troyat, Henri. Tolstoy. Doubleday, 1967. Troyat provides a comprehensive biography of Leo Tolstoy, shedding light on his personal and professional life.
8. Turner, C.J.G. A Karenina Companion. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1993. Turner offers guidance and scholarly commentary on Anna Karenina, enhancing readers' understanding of the classic novel.