War and Peace

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Modern Library, 2002 - Fiction - 1388 pages
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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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User Review  - GaryPatella - LibraryThing

A 1,400 page book that never lost my interest. The characters, each with their own stories, really had an impact on me. This translation was also excellent. Little footnotes are at the bottom ... Read full review

Great translation!

User Review  - browneryan - Borders

I'm not a translation expert on this book but I've compared this translation to others and this one seems best. It holds just the right amount of tradition for things like keeping the names the way ... Read full review

Contents

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
118
INTRoDUCTION by A N Wilson
171
WAR AND PEACE
331
Copyright

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A. N. Wilson is an award-winning novelist, biographer, and journalist, and the author of God's Funeral and the biographies C. S. Lewis, Paul, and Jesus. He lives in London.

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