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War and Peace - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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'If life could write, it would write like Tolstoy.' Isaac Babel Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, both great and small, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them. In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the power of his prose are made newly available to the contemporary reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199232765
Number of pages: 1392
Weight: 888 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 42 mm

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“War and Peace”

Tolstoy, Tolstoy and more Tolstoy, is who I recommend to anyone who asks for some of the best writers; and War and Peace is simply his best. This novel has enough stories and main characters to satisfy your every... More

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A gripping story, full of believable characters. The scenes of Russian society are reflective of what it must have been like to live in a small, close, stifling society. The war scenes give a real idea of the tedium,... More

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“War and Peace”

I admittedly starting reading "War and Peace" partly on a bit of a dare, partly because it had lingered on the family bookcase, ignored for generations it appeared.In spite of these less than honest... More

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