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War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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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. ... More > 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.< Less
War and Peace By Leon Tolstoy
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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.... More > Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a proud, dashing man who, despising 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. 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. War and Peace has a large cast of characters, the majority of whom are introduced in the first book. Some are actual historical figures, such as Napoleon and Alexander I. While scope of the novel is vast, it is centered around five aristocratic families. The plot and the interactions of the characters take place in the era surrounding the 1812 French invasion of Russia during the Napoleonic wars.< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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War and Peace, a Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy, is considered one of the most celebrated works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina (1873–1877), as Tolstoy's finest literary... More > achievement.< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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The novel begins in the year 1805 during the reign of Tsar Alexander I and leads up to the 1812 French invasion of Russia by Napoleon. The era of Catherine the Great (from 1762–1796), when the... More > royal court in Paris was the centre of western European civilization, is still fresh in the minds of older people. Catherine, fluent in French and wishing to reshape Russia into a great European nation, made French the language of her royal court. For the next one hundred years, it became a social requirement for members of the Russian nobility to speak French and understand French culture. This historical and cultural context in the aristocracy is reflected in War and Peace.< Less
War And Peace By Leon Bourke
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This book is directed to the non-Catholics, in the hope of soliciting their devotion to the Mother of God, in order to hasten the day when the Pope and his bishops will perform the simple and short... More > ceremony of consecrating Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. Such a simple act to spare mankind from a horrible catastrophe! God asks so little for all the love He bestows on the human race.< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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The novel tells the story of a number of aristocratic families and the entanglements of their personal lives with Napoleon's invasion of Russia. As events proceed, Tolstoy systematically denies his... More > subjects any significant free choice: the onward roll of history determines happiness and tragedy alike.< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) is one of the giants of literature, and his historical masterwork War and Peace is famous for its epic grandeur, psychological detail, and... let's face it: length. It... More > vividly portrays early 19th century Russian society during Napoleon's invasion, focusing primarily on a group of aristocratic families - the Bezukhovs, the Bolkonskys, and the Rostovs - whose lives are shown in contrast to the tumultuous backdrop of war. One major theme is that the lives of these characters are historically determined - lacking free will they're tethered to their fates and must endure the rolling juggernaut of historical events. The incredible scope of this story takes the term "omniscient narrator" to its maximum, as at times it feels like it was written by God himself. He masterfully details the lives of a generation on the verge of change, many of whom defend the aristocratic status quo while others recognize that their way of life is disappearing.< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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This edition includes: Biography of Tolstoy List of principal characters Bibliography Reading Guide Questions Isaac Babel said, after reading War and Peace, "If the world could write by itself,... More > it would write like Tolstoy." Perhaps the greatest of all novels. Tolstoy's War and Peace covers the involvement of Russia in the wars of Napoleon, but is also one of the greatest love stories ever written. This edition is based on the translation by Aylmer Maude (1858–1938) and Louise Maude (1855–1939). In Tolstoy’s own assessment “Better translators …could not be invented.”< Less
War and Peace By Leo Tolstoy
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Epic in scale, this is one of the world's greatest novels and chronicles five families before and during the French invasion of Russia.
War and Peace! By Ronald Pattinson
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War! Peace! Two books that so enraptured the public they sold literally a couple of copies. Now these two blockbuster books are busting out of the blocks full of bluster. Printed on the highest... More > quality toilet paper, this book will last for seconds, possibly even minutes. Unless you should open or attempt read it. Your glances could easily fade the the print into illegibility.< Less