War and Peace (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife’s death in childbirth, the author conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life.
‘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 TimesTolstoy’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. ‘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 The Vintage Classics Russians Series – sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history.
|Dimensions||54 × 153 × 216 mm|