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    War and Peace (Hardback) By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky

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    Description"War and Peace" is one of the richest novels ever written. Tolstoy's enthralling epic combines history and fiction in his depiction of Russia's lengthy war with the French armies of Napoleon and its effects on the domestic lives of those caught up in the conflict. He creates some of the most vital and involving characters in literature as he follows the rise and fall of families in St Petersburg and Moscow who are linked by their personal and political relationships. His heroes are the thoughtful yet impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his intelligentand ambitious friend, Prince Andrei, and the woman who becomes indispensable to both of them, the enchanting Natasha Rostova. Stunningly translated with remarkable fidelity to the all-important tone of Tolstoy's original, and including an introduction, notes, a chapter summary and an index of historical figures, this edition of "War and Peace" is destined to become the definitive English translation for our time.


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    Title
    War and Peace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1296
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 54 mm
    Weight: 1,573 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099512233
    ISBN 10: 0099512238
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    DC22: 891.733
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT
    Edition statement
    Gift ed
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Leo Tolstoy was born in central Russia on 9 September 1828. In 1852 he published his first work, the autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the Crimean War and his Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6) are based on his experiences. His two most popular masterpieces are War and Peace (1864-69) and Anna Karenina (1875-8). He died in 20 November 1910. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have been nominated for the PEN-Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize three times and have won it twice. They live in Paris
    Review quote
    "My favourite book of 2007 is this new translation of War and Peace... I'm relishing the incomparable mix of vivid description, penetrating social comment and philosophy. Translators give their wits and craft selflessly in the service of others' work; this is a triumph of fidelity and unpretentiousness" -- Sally Vickers Independent "I'm absolutely blown away by this translation. The main thing about reading Volokhonsky and Pevear is that I feel I'm reading a book for the first time...it's a joy to read...There were moments in the book that hadn't quite established themselves until this [translation]...The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this new translation" -- Simon Schama "There remains the greatest of all novelists-for what else can we call the author of War and Peace" -- Virginia Woolf "To read him ... is to find one's way home ... to everything within us that is fundamental and sane" -- Thomas Mann "Tolstoy is a magnificent writer. he is never dull, never stupid, never tired, never pedantic, never theatrical!" -- James Joyce