War and PeaceBook - 1994
From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork.
War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-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 his family behind 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 brilliantly 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. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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Three-Volume Boxed Set
PG3366 .V6 1994
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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