A sweeping, romantic saga of two noble families and their intertwined destiny, and a panoramic portrait of Russian society at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, Tolstoy's unforgettable masterpiece has inspired love and devotion in its readers for generations.
Now read the original version of Russia's most famous novel, which never made it to publication in Tolstoy's lifetime. Undiscovered for more than a century, this edition—with its subtly different characters, dialogue, and ending—is essential reading for devotees of Tolstoy and new readers alike: it is world-class fiction in its most vivid and vital form.
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Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is the author of War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and other classics of Russian literature.
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Book Description Ecco, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The most famous--and perhaps greatest--novel of all time, Tolstoy's "War and Peace tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleon's invasion of Russia.Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a proud, dashing man who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory. Badly wounded at Austerlitz, he begins to discover the emptiness of everything to which he has devoted himself. His death scene is considered one of the greatest passages in Russian literature.The novel's other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems that promise to resolve all questions. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life, especially in his marriage to the novel's most memorable heroine, Natasha. Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic history of Russia and its people, "War and Peace is nothing more or less than a complete portrait of human existence. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060798874
Book Description Ecco, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060798874
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Book Description Ecco. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060798874 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0016329
Book Description Ecco, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060798874