War and Peace (Paperback)
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War and Peace (Paperback)

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Published: 06/08/2009
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'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times

Tolstoy's enthralling epic depicts Russia's war with Napoleon and its effects on the lives of those caught up in the conflict. He creates some of the most vital and involving characters in literature as he follows the rise and fall of families in St Petersburg and Moscow who are linked by their personal and political relationships. His heroes are the thoughtful yet impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his ambitious friend, Prince Andrei, and the woman who becomes indispensable to both of them, the enchanting Natasha Rostov.

‘It is simply the greatest novel ever written. All human life is in it. If I were told there was time to read only a single book, this would be it’ Andrew Marr

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099512240
Number of pages: 1296
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 214 x 136 x 60 mm


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If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it - The Times

This is, at last, a translation of War and Peace without the dreadful misunderstandings and "improvements" that plague all other translations of the novel into English. Pevear and Volokhonsky's supple and compelling translation is the closest that an English reader without Russian can get to Tolstoy's masterwork. This is a great achievement. It is hard to imagine how this translation could be superseded." - Vladimir E. Alexandrov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures,

It is simply the greatest novel ever written. All human life is in it. If I were told there was time to read only a single book, this would be it - Andrew Marr

Reveals Tolstoy in his majestic scope and precision to this reader for the first time, unencumbered by the pidgin archaisms of previous translations, ringing with mastery and truth - Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year

It may sound pretentious, or strange, but I can remember the weeks (three weeks, to be precise) I spent reading War and Peace as a peak experience of sustained excitement and deep delight. Part of the delight was the largeness and strangeness of this world - the sense of the vastness and extremes of Russia, the unboundedness of everything - Finacial Times

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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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“Don't delay!!”

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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