War and Peace

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 1344 pages
31 Reviews
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle--all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad" " "To read him . . . is to find one's way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane."

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I have always wanted this collection, but over the years I purchased other books instead. When our church moved into our current digs, this entire collection was hidden away in a back room and covered ... Read full review

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Oooooh so close to being a masterpiece. This book was amazing right up to part 2 of the epilogue. I felt that Leo's very very long winded theories on why man does stuff was not needed at the end, or ... Read full review

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Henry Gifford is at Bristol University.

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