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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'.
Henry Gifford, former Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Bristol University.
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Title:War and Peace
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:1392 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 2.44 in
Shipping dimensions:1392 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 2.44 in
Published:June 8, 2008
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780199536054

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