War and Peace

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War and Peace
Random House, Inc.
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 fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. 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.”

Baker & Taylor
The monumental Russian classic brings together an array of characters both fictional and real-life as it reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War. Reprint.

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The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War

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Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004, c1994
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 0345472403
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC T
Characteristics: xxvii, 1388 p. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Garnett, Constance 1861-1946
Alternate Title: War & peace


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Tolstoy’s 1869 novel - often described as the greatest ever - chronicles the effects of the Napoleonic wars on five aristocratic Russian families. Deploying the technique of literary realism that he helped develop, Tolstoy magnificently evokes the sense of an entire social world. The narrative mo... Read More »

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