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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Also by Leo Tolstoy:

Android Karenina, June 2010
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War and Peace, October 2007
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Anna Karenina, June 2004
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War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy

Knopf
October 2007
On Sale: October 16, 2007
1296 pages
ISBN: 0307266931
EAN: 9780307266934
Hardcover (reprint)
$37.00
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Literature and Fiction Classics

From Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the best-selling, award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov, comes a brilliant, engaging, and eminently readable translation of Leo Tolstoy’s master epic.

War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the best-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves behind his family to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman, who intrigues both men. As Napoleon’s army invades, Tolstoy vividly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature.

Pevear and Volokhonsky have brought us this classic novel in a translation remarkable for its fidelity to Tolstoy’s style and cadence and for its energetic, accessible prose. With stunning grace and precision, this new version of War and Peace is set to become the definitive English edition.

Media Buzz

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - July 2, 2009
CBS Sunday Morning - March 8, 2009
On The Media - May 24, 2008
Morning Edition - December 14, 2007
On The Media - November 24, 2007
All Things Considered - October 22, 2007

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