Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich War and Peace

ISBN 13: 9781427049643

9781427049643: War and Peace

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"War and Peace" is a brilliant prose epic by Tolstoy. He presents the events of 1812 as a moral crusade, when the Russians won against the Napoleonic onslaught through their adherence to virtue. He captures the essence of life with all its challenges, hardships and joys. The in-depth portrayal of numerous characters from all spheres of life lends it unparalleled realism. A true classic!

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Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace (1865-69), an epic novel considered one of his masterpieces, is set in the backdrop of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia.The novel depicts Russian society at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Focusing on five aristocratic families, the novel presents Tolstoy's view that the events that shape history are inevitable and that the course of history cannot be altered by individuals.

About the Author:

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and moral philosopher noted for his ideas of nonviolent resistance. His diary reveals an incessant pursuit of a morally justified life. He was known for his generosity to the peasants.His best known novels are "War and Peace" (1869), which Tolstoy regarded as an epic rather than a novel, and "Anna Karenina" (1877). His work was admired in his time by Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Turgenev, and Flaubert, and later by Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

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