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Description - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

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 characters in this massive chronicle-all of them fully realized and equally memorable. 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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375760648
ISBN-10: 0375760644
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 48mm)
Pages: 1424
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leo Tolstoy

A. N. Wilson is an award-winning novelist, biographer, and journalist, and the author of God's Funeral and the biographies C. S. Lewis, Paul, and Jesus. He lives in London.

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