War and Peace § Leo Tolstoy [NOOK Book]

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War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.
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War and Peace § Leo Tolstoy

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Overview

This book include active Table of Contents and it's very easy to navigate.

War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.
War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, marriage, age, and death. Though it is often called a novel today, it broke so many conventions of the form that it was not considered a novel in its time. Indeed, Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012799470
  • Publisher: FLT
  • Publication date: 7/7/2014
  • Series: FLT Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 141,734
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family.

As a fiction writer Tolstoy is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists, particularly noted for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina; in their scope, breadth and realistic depiction of Russian life, the two books stand at the peak of realistic fiction. As a moral philosopher he was notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance through his work The Kingdom of God is Within You, which in turn influenced such twentieth-century figures as Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    My highly recommendations to all!

    By reading the classics you can not only enjoy a nice style and interesting storyline but also find answers to many life questions. I advise everyone to read this book.

    225 out of 225 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    The classic love story set against Napoleon's invasion of Russia

    Written in 1869 the story of Natasha and Pierre set against the back drop of Napoleonic Wars that covers life in Russia from 1805 through 1820. The work is very long and will take time to get into the story and get the large cast of characters that revolve around the two central figures straight in your mind, but it is worth every page. The edition I read was 3,891 pages. Tolstoy paints a vivid canvas of life in Russia among the different classes of people as Napoleon moves in and out of their lives. Along with using historically accurate Russian personages as he reflects on "Mother Russia" fifty years prior to the books writing.

    179 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Good edition of a great book

    The Nook version of W&P is a couple of the best dollars you will ever spend. It takes time and patience, but there is a reason that this book is considered one of the best ever written.

    Nook's e-edition includes translation for the French phrases, which othere e-editions may not.

    While the book is surprisingly easy to read, I bought the Sparks Notes as well...they proved to be helpful in the beginning with a list of the various Russian names of each the main characters and a brief synopsis of each section.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Wow Incomparable.

    Reading this book is like observing the universe on a clear night. There are so many layers and threads woven into the tapestry of the book. It transcends mere historical drama. Only a great fugue by Bach is of comparable stature. The many themes of life rise to the surface only to be transformed and to reappear with renewed vigor. There is no beginning. We enter a salon, tales are told personnages are introduced, themes open out. There is no end either, for out of the warm embrace of Natasha-Pierre and of Nicholas-Mary young Prince Nicholas emerges as an expression of the historical threads moving into the future.

    Aylmer Maude wrote notes and an introduction to WnP. Their inclusion would be of immense help.

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  • Posted April 1, 2013

    I wish it had footnotes.

    I wish it had footnotes.

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    I hate your books.

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