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The Resource War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; a new translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes

War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; a new translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes

Label
War and peace
Title
War and peace
Statement of responsibility
Leo Tolstoy ; a new translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes
Title variation
War & peace
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed for ever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace (1863-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur. Anthony Briggs's superb translation combines stirring, accessible prose with fidelity to Tolstoy's original, while Orlando Figes's afterword discusses the novel's vast scope and depiction of Russian identity. This edition also includes appendices, notes, a list of prominent characters and maps
Member of
Summary
People from diverse social strata respond to Napoleon's invasion of Russia
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Storyline
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10277640
Cataloging source
UKM
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1828-1910
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Tolstoy, Leo
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the original Russian
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1240
Literary form
fiction
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1861-1946
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  • Briggs, Anthony
  • Figes, Orlando
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True
Series statement
Penguin Red Classic
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  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Russia
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; a new translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000040938494
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1392 p.
Isbn
9780141025117
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60512859
Label
War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; a new translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000040938494
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1392 p.
Isbn
9780141025117
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60512859

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