War and Peace

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Oxford University Press, 1991 - Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 - 1344 pages
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In Russia's struggle with Napoleon, Tolstoy saw a tragedy that involved all mankind. Greater than a historical chronicle, War and Peace is an affirmation of life itself, `a complete picture', as a contemporary reviewer put it, `of everything in which people find their happiness and greatness,their grief and humiliation'. Tolstoy gave his personal approval to this translation, published here in a new single volume edition, which includes an introduction by Henry Gifford, and Tolstoy's important essay `Some Words about War and Peace'.

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Balashevs interview with Napoleon
An informal Council of War Pfuels dogmatism
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About the author (1991)

Henry Gifford, former Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Bristol University.

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