War and Peace

War and Peace

Paperback Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Edited by Henry Gifford, Translated by Louise Shanks Maude, Translated by Aylmer Maude

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  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 1386 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 61mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 25 June 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0192833987
  • ISBN 13: 9780192833983
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 1,600,461

Product description

In Russia's struggle with Napoleon, Tolstoy saw a tragedy that involved all mankind. Yet while his historical vision ranged beyond national frontiers, his imaginative vision focused, with extraordinary intensity, on the lives of individuals, on the physical reality of human experience and its bewildering complexity. Greater than a historical chronicle, War and Peace is an affirmation of life itself, 'a complete picture', as a contemporary reviewer put it, 'of everything in which people find their happiness and greatness, their grief and humiliation'.

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