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New BBC TV tie-in edition of the original masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy, with an introduction by Andrew Davies.

This is the official tie-in edition to the BBC adaptation of War and Peace with an exclusive introduction written by Andrew Davies.

Tolstoy’s beguiling masterpiece entwines love, death and determinism with Russia’s war with Napoleon and its effects on those swept up by the terror it brings. The lives of Pierre, Prince Andrei and Natasha are changed forever as conflict rages throughout the early nineteenth century. Following the rise and fall of some of society’s most influential families, this truthful and poignant epic is as relevant today as ever.

This six part adaptation has been written by Bafta-winning author Andrew Davies and will be directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, The Scouting Book for Boys, Woman in Black: Angel of Death). Accompanied by a stellar cast including Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Prisoners, There Will Be Blood) as the idealistic Pierre, James Norton (Happy Valley, Belle, Grantchester) as the ambitious Prince Andrei and Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as the impulsive beauty Natasha. It also features the legendary Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, Longford), Gillian Anderson (The Fall, The X-Files), Greta Scacchi (White Mischief, Presumed Innocent) and many more.

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  • Paperback

    9781849908467

    February 4, 2016

    BBC Books

    1008 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241265543

    May 2, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    1440 pages

    RRP $45.00

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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

    RRP $14.99

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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

    RRP $44.95

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  • Hardback

    9781857150964

    November 15, 1992

    Everyman

    1744 pages

    RRP $69.99

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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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