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 (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death,..
THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY''If you''ve never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don''t read War and Peace,..Подробнее
St Petersburg, 1805: a city of glittering parties and socialites. Into this scene step three young people seeking fulfillment in their different ways. Pierre is looking for..Описание
War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon''s war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy''s view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he..Подробнее
Set in the years leading up to and culminating in Napoleon''s disastrous Russian invasion, this classic novel focuses upon an entire society torn by conflict and change. Here is..Описание