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 ...show moreolstoy 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 lessEdition/Copyright: 94
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