War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

by Larissa Volokhonsky, Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | October 5, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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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Published: October 5, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307806588

ISBN - 13: 9780307806581

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eight Bookcases Check out my review of Tolstoy's work on my blog at: http://8bookcases.blogspot.ca/2012/08/war-and-peace-by-leo-tolstoy.html
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book Ever Written Count Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is probably the best novel ever written. Although the book is VERY long and the first 100 pages are pretty boring, there are 1400 other pages that are excellent and will keep you reading right to the very end.
Date published: 2000-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best coffee table book ever In answer to Mr Grimes of Brampton's review, I HAVE read the book, 6 times, and although it took me a while to understand it, I thought it was a great read. The overview of Franco-Russo backdrops, and the central characters including the struggling doctor (played in the film I believe by Omar Sharrif), are excellent. I bought it my dad for Christmas I enjoyed it so much.
Date published: 2000-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from whew!! glad I had two years to kill. Has anyone ever read this all the way through? I tried. I got to page 6546 before giving up. It was not detailed enough, there were too many minor characters that failed to stimulate the imagination. A lack of knowledge of Russian/French politics doesn't help either. A disappointment, since I had been told it is the greatest book ever.
Date published: 2000-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a true classic I must admit that I regretted buying and reading the book for the first 1000 pages! Yet to have given up at that point, would have been stopping moments before finding the holy grail. By the end, the book proved to be the true classic it is known to be. Most authors deal with one particular issue in their book but Tolstoy tackles humanity in its entirety. In addition, the book is an absolute must for anyone having any degree of serious interest in history. Tolstoy's view and interpretation of history is unique, eye-opening, intriquing and therefore must be read and considered. I strongly recommand the book to anyone who has the patience to embark on the long journey that is Tolstoy's "War and Peace" to find at the end,a gem and a true classic.
Date published: 2000-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Good! A book this daunting, requiring three weeks off of work just to read it, has got to be dry...or so I thought. A surprisingly good and enjoyable read. For anyone brave enough to try it, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2000-01-27

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War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

by Larissa Volokhonsky, Leo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 5, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307806588

ISBN - 13: 9780307806581

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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.”