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In War and Peace (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.

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

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  • Hardback

    9780241265543

    May 2, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    1440 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781849908467

    February 4, 2016

    BBC Books

    1008 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780099512240

    April 1, 2009

    Vintage Classics

    1296 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140447934

    January 7, 2008

    Penguin Classics

    1440 pages

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  • Hardback

    9780099512233

    January 1, 2008

    Vintage Classics

    1296 pages

    RRP $59.99

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  • Hardback

    9780679600848

    May 15, 1994

    Random House USA

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  • Hardback

    9781857150964

    November 15, 1992

    Everyman

    1744 pages

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  • EBook

    9781448142675

    January 14, 2016

    BBC Digital

    1008 pages

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  • Audio CD

    9781785294563

    April 15, 2017

    BBC CD

    RRP $70.00

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