War And Peace (Paperback)
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War And Peace (Paperback)

(author), (translator), (afterword)
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Paperback 1440 Pages
Published: 27/09/2007
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Tolstoy’s titanic masterpiece redefined world literature and shifted the boundaries of psychological realism in the novel. Set during the maelstrom of Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia, War and Peace focuses on the inner lives and compelling actions of five families, as their country and worldview splinter and evolve around them.

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants to soldiers and Napoleon himself.

In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and faith - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.

Anthony Briggs's superb translation combines stirring, accessible prose with fidelity to Tolstoy's original, while Orlando Figes's afterword discusses the novel's vast scope and depiction of Russian identity. This edition also contains appendices, notes, a list of prominent characters and maps.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born at Yasnaya Polyana, in central Russia. After marrying Sofya Behrs in 1862, Tolstoy settled down, managing his estates and writing two of his best-known novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878). In 1884 Tolstoy experienced a spiritual crisis, becoming an extreme moralist, rejecting the state, the church and private property. His last novel, Resurrection (1900), was written to raise money for the Doukhobor sect of Christian spiritualists.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140447934
Number of pages: 1440
Weight: 969 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 60 mm


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“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?” —Virginia Woolf

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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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“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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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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