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War and Peace

Penguin Clothbound Classics

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This beautiful Penguin Classics clothbound edition of Tolstoy's great novel is translated with an introduction and notes by Anthony Briggs, and with an afterword by Orlando Figes.

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In War and Peace, Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and faith - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.

Anthony Briggs's superb translation combines stirring, accessible prose with fidelity to Tolstoy's original, while Orlando Figes's afterword discusses the novel's vast scope and depiction of Russian identity. This edition also contains appendices, notes, a list of prominent characters and maps.

'A masterpiece ... This new translation is excellent' - Anthony Beevor

Portrait
Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born in central Russia. After serving in the Crimean War, he retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world fame.

 

Anthony Briggs (translator) has written, translated, or edited twenty books in the fields of Russian and English literature.

 

Orlando Figes (introduction) is the prizewinning author of
A People’s Tragedy and
Natasha’s Dance. He is a regular contributor to the
New York Times, the
Washington Post, and the
New York Review of Books.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 1399
Erscheinungsdatum 07.01.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-241-26554-3
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 20.5/13.6/6.6 cm
Gewicht 1195 g
Illustrator Coralie Bickford-Smith
Übersetzer Anthony Briggs, Orlando Figes
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