War and PeaceBook - 1994
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."
From Library Staff
It's an oldie, but a goodie - if you can get through this classic Russian tome.
Classic Fiction. Intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia.
BostonPL_ReadersAdvisory Oct 01, 2015
Russia in the early 19th century
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This translation of War and Peace gives life to one of the best pieces of literature written by Leo Tolstoy. Anthony Briggs does a great job choosing words to convey what is being said, and nothing is vague or hard to understand. This is by far the easiest to read and understand copy of War and Peace that I have come across.
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We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
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