War and Peace

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Random House, Mar 20, 2009 - Russia - 1296 pages
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It was acclaimed author Leo Tolstoy's finest literary achievement. "War and Peace," the story of five wealthy families of the Russian aristocracy during and after Napoleon's invasion of Russia, is also considered to be one of the finest novels of all time--a book no home library should be without.
Now available in this new, enhanced Canterbury Classics edition, "War and Peace" includes a genuine leather cover, specially designed covers, and a ribbon bookmark for a complete, elegant package. An introduction by a renowned Tolstoy expert also sheds light on this complicated yet ultimately rewarding and fascinating work.
Perfect for Tolstoy devotees as well as those new to this legendary work, this edition of "War and Peace" is sure to be a classic.

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About the author (2009)

Leo Tolstoy was born in central Russia on 9 September 1828. In 1852 he published his first work, the autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the Crimean War and his Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6) are based on his experiences. His two most popular masterpieces are War and Peace (1864-69) and Anna Karenina (1875-8). He died in 20 November 1910.

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