War and Peace (Modern Library Classics) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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By Leo Tolstoy, Constance Garnett (Translator), A. N. Wilson (Introduction by)
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Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is seen clearly in the multitude of fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad "To read him . . . is to find one's way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.

About the Author

A. N. Wilson is an award-winning novelist, biographer, and journalist, and the author of God's Funeral and the biographies C. S. Lewis, Paul, and Jesus. He lives in London.

Praise For…

“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?”
—Virginia Woolf

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345472403
ISBN-10: 0345472403
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: August 31st, 2004
Pages: 1424
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Mass Market)