War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

byLeo Tolstoy, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

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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.”
Title:War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa VolokhonskyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 5, 2011Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307806588

ISBN - 13:9780307806581

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A classic read Wodnerful, slower read but great non the less
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Not for those looking for a quick paced book, very much a classic which should be read
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit slow This is a classic but it can be a grind at times.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful classic One of my all time favorite books!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great This is good to read in a book club.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool It's a long book. Seems like a classic to have.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings This book is considered a classic and indeed it is. It is, however, a very long book and one that is hard to get through. I couldn't finish it. Found it slow. But I recommend it as perhaps I am just an exception.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book I will reread this book again to be sure. You get a portrait of society in its entirety. Masterful
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a bit of a slog Yes, it's a classic but it's also a bit of a grind to get through. Not saying Tolstoy can't write but there are smoother narratives in this genre.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic This was super long, but well worth reading.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic An absolutely beautiful work, definitely worth reading
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great story- not keen on this translation The book is good, it is a literary classic and one of those books I think everyone should read. Having said that I was not a fan of this particular translation. Many parts were in French and had to read the footnote and I know every translation is not that way. It was just an unneeded annoyance in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read War and Peace is one of those books that everyone should try to read in their lifetime.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great translation! I don't know why it took me so long to read War and Peace! A third of the way through andit's about to become my favourite novel.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic for a reason The characters were alive!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It This book was simply beautiful, the story was rich with history and the characters were so well written, their lives just pull you in with ease.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A fantastic epic taking place during Napoleon's war on Russia. It definitely takes patience, but the characters are excellent.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Really liked this. fantastic history and a sweeping epic.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from War and peace A difficult book to read but worth it if you enjoy the subject matter.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book, Skip the Epilogue Took me the entire summer to finish this brick, however it was a very satisfying read, especially for those who are interested in the Napoleonic era. Do yourself a favor and skip the last 100 pages though unless you are interested in listening to Tolstoy labour on about the philosophy of history.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful story This is my favourite of Tolstoy's books. The characters are so captivating!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book #plumreview If viewing the most recent televised miniseries, please give the novel a chance. The adage that great books don't necessarily make great movies bears out as the book far supersedes anything from the tv version.
Date published: 2016-11-12
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