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War and Peace - 94 edition

War and Peace (ISBN10: 0345472403; ISBN13: 9780345472403)
ISBN13: 978-0345472403
ISBN10: 0345472403

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0679600848
ISBN10: 0679600841

Summary: 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 characters in this massive chronicle--all of them fully realized and equally memorable. 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 T
olstoy 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.''
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Summary: 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 characters in this massive chronicle--all of them fully realized and equally memorable. 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.'' ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Modern Library
Year Published: 1994
International: No



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