WAR AND PEACE (VINTAGE CLASSICS) by Leo Tolstoy

WHY I LIKE IT
“War and Peace is the most famous and at the same time the most daunting of Russian novels, as vast as Russia itself and as long to cross from one end to the other. Yet if one makes the journey, the sights seen and the people met on the way mark one’s life forever.”—from Richard Pevear’s introduction. What else needs to be said? (I’ve read both Constance Garnett’s and Pevear and Volokhonsky’s translation; I recommend the P&V translation.)
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From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

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.

A s Napoleon’s army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as 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 moving—and human—figures in world literature.
Book Specifications
Release date: 2008-12-02
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 2008-12-02
Label: Vintage
Pages: 1296
Edition: Reprint
ASIN: 9781400079988
ISBN: 1400079985
Height: 915
Length: 607
Weight: 220
Width: 187
Product Group: Book