War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics)

War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics)

Leo Tolstoy

released to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's demise, here's a thrilling re-creation of 1 of the nice literary works of global literature. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with remarkable immediacy the large sweep of lifestyles in the course of the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia. Balls and soirées, the burning of Moscow, the intrigues of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles, the quiet moments of daily life--all in a piece whose outstanding innovative strength hasn't ever been exceeded. The Maudes' translation of Tolstoy's epic masterpiece has lengthy been thought of the simplest English model, and now for the 1st time it's been revised to convey it absolutely into line with sleek techniques to the textual content. French passages are restored, Anglicization of Russian names got rid of, and outdated expressions up-to-date. a brand new advent through Amy Mandelker considers the novel's literary and ancient context, the character of the paintings, and Tolstoy's creative and philosophical goals. New, improved notes supply historic historical past and identifications, in addition to perception into Russian existence and society.

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