Red Classics War And Peace by Leo TolstoyRed Classics War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Red Classics War And Peace

byLeo TolstoyTranslated byAnthony Briggs

Mass Market Paperback | June 27, 2006

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Considered by many to the greatest novel ever written, Tolstoy's masterpiece is a story of family life set against the backdrop of war. The novel begins in 1805 in the crowded and gossip-filled rooms of a St Petersburg party and follows the fortunes of the aristocratic Bolkonsky and Rostov families as Napoleon's armies sweep through Europe, culminating in the French invasion of Russia in 1812 and Napoleon's defeat. Tolstoy's vast novel takes in both the epic sweep of national events and the private experience of individuals, from the keen young soldier to Napoleon himself, and at the heart of it all the complicated triangle of affection that binds his central characters.
Count Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana, in the Tula province, and educated privately. He studied Oriental languages and law at the University of Kazan, then led a life of pleasure until 1851 when he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus. He took part in the Crimean War and after the defence of Sebastopol he wrote ...
Title:Red Classics War And PeaceFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:1408 pages, 7.1 × 4.4 × 2 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141025115

ISBN - 13:9780141025117

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