War & Peace Vintage Classic Russians


Napoleon’s invasion of Russia forms the backdrop for Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece. Often considered the greatest novel in any language, ‘War and Peace’ is also a philosophical meditation on the tension between free will and fate.

ISBN: 9781784871949 Author: Tolstoy, Leo Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 5th January 2017 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Hardback Dewey: 891.733 (edition:23) Pages: 1296 Language: English Edition: C format Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘If you’ve never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don’t read War and Peace, you live it’ The Times

Tolstoy’s enthralling epic depicts Russia’s war with Napoleon and its effects on the lives of those caught up in the conflict. He creates some of the most vital and involving characters in literature as he follows the rise and fall of families in St Petersburg and Moscow who are linked by their personal and political relationships. His heroes are the thoughtful yet impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his ambitious friend, Prince Andrei, and the woman who becomes indispensable to both of them, the enchanting Natasha Rostov.

‘It is simply the greatest novel ever written. All human life is in it. If I were told there was time to read only a single book, this would be it’ Andrew Marr

VINTAGE CLASSICS RUSSIAN SERIES – sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history.

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