War and Peace (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

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Penguin Random House, Jan 5, 2017 - Classical fiction - 1296 pages
THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY 'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written. 'A joy to reada The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this translation' Simon Schama The Vintage Classic Russians Series- Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

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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

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User Review  - stemper - Overstock.com

In this new translation the great Russian novel takes on a whole new dimension. Ive read it several times and never enjoyed it as much. The structure and language are thrown into relief by this superb ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

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 1910.

Together, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated works by Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gogol, Bulgakov and Pasternak. They were twice awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize (for their translations of Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina) and their translation of Dostoevsky's Demons was one of three nominees for the same prize. They are married and live in France.

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