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War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Overview

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork. 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 yearn From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork. 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.

Leo Tolstoy

About War and Peace Description

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider To

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Original Title Война и миръ ISBN 0192833987 (ISBN13: 9780192833983 ) Edition Language English Characters Napoleon Bonaparte, Pierre Bezukhov, Natasha Rostova, Andrei Bolkonsky, Nikolai Rostov...more , Ilya Rostov, Sonya Rostova, Petya Rostov, Helene Kuragina, Anatole Kuragin, Anna Scherer, Maria Bolkonskaya, Lise Bolkonskaya, Platon Karataev, Vasili Denisov, Boris Drubetskoy, Vera Rostova, Anna Drubetskaya, Mademoiselle Bourienne, Nikolai Bolkonsky, Kirill Bezukhov, Mikhail Kutuzov, Petr Bagration, Dolgorukov, Weyrother, Tikhon, Zherkov, Suvorov, Rostova, Joseph Alexeevich, Bezukhov...less setting Russia Slavkov u Brna (Austerlitz), 1805 (Czech Republic) Moscow, Russia …more Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) Olomuc (Olmütz), 1805 (Czech Republic) …less (363)