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War and Peace is even today referred to as the ultimate novel, the pinnacle of the author's and reader's accomplishment. An epic that delves into the Napoleonic wars and philosophy while celebrating the Russian spirit, Tolstoy's masterful handling of his massive cast of characters coalesced into one of the finest works of literature ever written.
1386 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Translated by Constance Garnett. Modern Library Edition.
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1994
|Dimensions: 8 1/4 X 5 1/2 X 2 1/4 (inches)|
A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the SoulLeo TolstoySimon & Schuster / 1997 / Trade Paperback$21.60 Retail:
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From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork.
War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.
As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgroundspeasants and nobility, civilians and soldiersas they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most movingand humanfigures in world literature. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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