War & Peace (Paperback)

By Leo Tolstoy, Henry Claridge (Notes by), Olga Claridge (Notes by)

Wordsworth Editions, 9781853260629, 1024pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1993



War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon's war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy's view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters.

Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and the idealistic Pierre Bezukhov illustrate Tolstoy's philosophy in this novel of unquestioned mastery. This translation is one which received Tolstoy's approval.