War and Peace

War and Peace

By Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy; Ann Dunnigan (Translator); John Hockenberry (Afterword by)

Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451532114, 1421pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012


Set in the years leading up to and culminating in Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion, this classic novel focuses upon an entire society torn by conflict and change. Here is humanity in all its innocence and corruption, wisdom and folly, painful defeats and enduring triumphs. Here is the seemingly effortless artistry of a master. Here, finally, is a view of history and personal destiny that is perpetually modern.

About the Author
Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather's will and is one of the trustees of O'Brian's estate.

Hockenberry is a former reporter for NPR, and is a correspondent on Dateline NBC.