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

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    DescriptionA NEW TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY Tolstoy's enthralling epic depicts Russia's war with Napoleon and its effects on the 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 ambitious friend, Prince Andrei, and the woman who becomes indispensable to both of them, the enchanting Natasha Rostov.


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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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1296
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 55 mm
    Weight: 1,009 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099512240
    ISBN 10: 0099512246
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    DC22: 891.733
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    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
    "If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it" The Times "There remains the greatest of all novelists-for what else can we call the author of War and Peace" -- Virginia Woolf "This is, at last, a translation of War and Peace without the dreadful misunderstandings and "improvements" that plague all other translations of the novel into English. Pevear and Volokhonsky's supple and compelling translation is the closest that an English reader without Russian can get to Tolstoy's masterwork. This is a great achievement. It is hard to imagine how this translation could be superseded." -- Vladimir E. Alexandrov, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, "It may sound pretentious, or strange, but I can remember the weeks (three weeks, to be precise) I spent reading War and Peace as a peak experience of sustained excitement and deep delight. Part of the delight was the largeness and strangeness of this world - the sense of the vastness and extremes of Russia, the unboundedness of everything" Finacial Times "It is simply the greatest novel ever written. All human life is in it. If I were told there was time to read only a single book, this would be it" -- Andrew Marr