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    War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Leo Tolstoy, By (author) Louise Maude, By (author) Aylmer Maude

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    Description'If life could write, it would write like Tolstoy.' Isaac Babel Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The prodigious cast of characters, both great and small, seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy's portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them. In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation, Tolstoy's genius and the power of his prose are made newly available to the contemporary reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    War and Peace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leo Tolstoy, By (author) Louise Maude, By (author) Aylmer Maude
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1392
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199232765
    ISBN 10: 0199232768

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    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    5 maps
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    10 November 2010
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    Amy Mandelker has taught at UCLA, University of Southern California, Columbia, Brown and Princeton Universities. Her books include Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, the Woman Question and the Novel of Adultery (1993) and Approaches to World Literature: Teaching Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' and she has introduced the Barnes and Noble edition of Anna Karenina.