War And Peace

byLeo TolstoyTranslated byConstance Garnett

May 17, 1994|
War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy


Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

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.”

A. N. Wilson is an award-winning novelist, biographer, and journalist, and the author of God’s Funeral and the biographies C. S. Lewis, Paul, and Jesus. He lives in London.
Title:War And Peace
Product dimensions:1408 pages, 8.04 X 5.49 X 2.21 in
Shipping dimensions:1408 pages, 8.04 X 5.49 X 2.21 in
Published:May 17, 1994
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679600848

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