War and Peace
3-Volume Boxed Set
By Leo Tolstoy
(Everyman's Library, Boxed Set, 9780679405733, 600pp.)
Publication Date: December 7, 1992
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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 Louise and Aylmer Maude.
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Three-Volume Boxed Set
“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?” —Virginia Woolf