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TitleWar and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated)
AuthorLeo Tolstoy
ISBN-
ImprintLeo Tolstoy Ltd
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Sales rank4.5
FormatKindle Edition
Pages1770

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Leo Tolstoy s War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon s invasion of Russia Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don t just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn t be discouraged to try reading War and Peace After all, this book was written for all and not just for intellectuals The five wealthy families followed are the Bezukhovs, Bolkonskys, Rostovs, Kuragins and the Drubetskoys in the early 19th century especially during the time when Napoleon invaded Russia Like with Tolstoy s other novels, it also tells about the different social problems in Russian high society like the fathering of illegitimate children of wealthy Russians, financial ruin of some families due to incompetence, their vanity despite the poverty which surrounds them and so on The lives of the main characters from the different families are intertwined in the novel with friendships and conflicting interests War and Peace is also a historical novel Napoleon himself is one of its main characters and a huge part of the book was about him It s very impressive that Tolstoy was able to depict him very accurately in this novel Besides him, Tolstoy was also very accurate about his descriptions of the historical events during that time like the Battle of Borodino, Napoleon s invasion of Moscow and others This book doesn t just narrate the trials, problems and conflicts between the different characters in the novel but also provides philosophical insights to historical events It s always interesting to learn about history from another point of view not just from what was told in history books Leo Tolstoy s War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon s invasion of Russia Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don t just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn t be discouraged to try reading War and Peace After all, this book was written for all and not just for intellectuals.

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Jessica

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

So, I know you ve all been on edge these past two months, and since I should be studying for the social work licensing exam tonight, it seems like the perfect time to put an end to your suspense.After all my agonizing and the thoughtful suggestions below about whether I should mutilate my gorgeous h... (Sign in to see more)


Whitaker

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

When I was growing up, the conventional wisdom was that War and Peace was the sine qua non of difficult books the scope, the length, OMG the length Conquering this Everest was The Test of whether you were a Man Reader I have now read it Thump chest and make Tarzan yell Actually, you kn... (Sign in to see more)


Dolors

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

Before I turned the last page of this massive volume, which had been neglected in my bookshelves for than six years, War and Peace was a pending task in my mental reading universe knowing it to be one of the greatest Russian or maybe simply one of the greatest novels of all times.Well, in fa... (Sign in to see more)


Matt

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

Whatever else I am, I am the type of person who reads classic novels out of a sense of obligation Also, I must admit, out of a sense of vanity My ego, after all, is as fragile as a goldfish and requires the constant attention of a newborn baby Every once in awhile, it needs a little boost, and the i... (Sign in to see more)


Michael

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

This is one of those books that can be life changing I read this as a teenager and I remember exactly where I was sitting on my bed, in my grandmother s house, in southern Germany when I finished it I must have spent an hour just staring out the window, in awe of the lives I d just led, the experien... (Sign in to see more)


Emily May

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

So I did it I finally convinced myself to read War and Peace, partly because it s just something everyone wants to say they ve done, and partly because one always needs a good excuse to procrastinate during the exam period when I should have been studying And, you know what, I really enjoyed most of... (Sign in to see more)


Hossam Arafat

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy


Joey Woolfardis

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003.I read this in tandem with the spectacular BBC adaptation and I will say now that my enjoyment of this piece of literature has been heavily influenced by that wonderful piece of televisual art It just ha... (Sign in to see more)


Ahmad Sharabiani

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

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Cait • A Page with a View

War and Peace [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Annotated) By Leo Tolstoy

Decemer 2017 update well, look at that this is still my favorite book.Original review Yeah, this is my new all time favorite book I can t even begin to write a review for it without falling apart into an emotional mess or fangirling over every character, so I ll just say that SOMEDAY I will w... (Sign in to see more)


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