War and Peace

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Modern Library, 1931 - Fiction - 2188 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  - SYLAR - Flipkart

Not becoz you wont understand it the first time , its just that you need to spend more time to truely appreciate the classic by tolstoy..the epilogue is so true that even after more than 100 yrs since this book was written the validity of what has been written in the book still hold s true Read full review

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User Review  - abhishek anand - Flipkart

i really find this book boring and the there are so many charecters.english is bit tough and needs hard work to understand Read full review

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