War and Peace
War and Peace
From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
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.
A s 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.
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.20h x 6.10w x 1.90d
Reading Level: 10.1
Point Value: 118
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 10048 / War and Peace
New York Times Book Review 12/21/2008 pg. 20
Entertainment Weekly 12/02/2011 pg. 82
Entertainment Weekly 01/22/2016 pg. 74
About the Author
Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born in central Russia. After serving in the Crimean War, he retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world fame.