War and peace

Modern Library classics.

by Tolstoy Leo

Synopsis

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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Copyright year 2002
ISBN-13 9780375760648
ISBN-10 0375760644
Class Copyright
Publisher Modern Library
Subject FICTION
File Size 837 MB
Number of Pages 1386
Shelf No. HS814