War and peace
by Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
|Format:||Print Book 1994|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies|
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
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."
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Russia -- History -- Alexander I, 1801-1825 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Modern Library,1994
|Edition||Modern Library ed.|
|Other Titles|| Voĭna i mir.
vii, 1386 pages ; 21 cm
|ISBN||0679600841 (alk. paper)