War and Peace
The basis for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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