WAR AND PEACE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic Masterpiece with Illustrations and Entire BONUS Audiobook Collection

WAR AND PEACE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic Masterpiece with Illustrations and Entire BONUS Audiobook Collection

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WAR AND PEACE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic Masterpiece with Illustrations and Entire BONUS Audiobook Collection by Leo Tolstoy, Featuring Dynamic Chapter Navigation & Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience, Published By Northpointe Classics

WAR AND PEACE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic Masterpiece with Illustrations and Entire BONUS Audio Collection

*** Featuring Dynamic Chapter Navigation Links & Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina (1873–1877).

War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of the novel, then known as The Year 1805,[4] were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between 1865 and 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869. Newsweek in 2009 ranked it first in its list of the Top 100 Books. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 20 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

Tolstoy himself, somewhat enigmatically, said of War and Peace that it was "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle." Large sections of the work, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative. He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standard norms and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. (Instead, Tolstoy regarded Anna Karenina his first true novel.)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015953572
Publisher: Northpointe
Publication date: 02/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy known in the Anglosphere as Leo Tolstoy; September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910)was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.

His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date of Birth:

September 9, 1828

Date of Death:

November 20, 1910

Place of Birth:

Tula Province, Russia

Place of Death:

Astapovo, Russia

Education:

Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

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