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War and peace
Leo Tolstoy
Adult Fiction TOLSTOY

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Summary: From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork. War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds--peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers--as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving--and human--figures in world literature. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed) Three-Volume Boxed Set


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main characters Natasha Rostova
Female
From a family of country squires.

Pierre Bezukhov
Male
Andrei's friend; in love with Natasha; Russian count.

Prince Andrei Bolkansky
Male
Nobleman
Cynical; in love with Natasha.



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