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War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
 
The most famous—and perhaps greatest—novel of all time, Tolstoys War and Peace tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleons invasion of Russia.
 
Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a proud, dashing man who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory.  Badly wounded at Austerlitz, he begins to discover the emptiness of everything to which he has devoted himself.  His death scene is considered one of the greatest passages in Russian literature.
 
The novel's other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems that promise to resolve all questions. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life, especially in his marriage to the novel's most memorable heroine, Natasha.
 
Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic history of Russia and its people, War and Peace is nothing more or less than a complete portrait of human existence.

 

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Princeton University and Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature at Stanford University. He is the author of a five-volume study of Dostoevskys life and work.

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War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics

New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

Synopsis:

War and Peace tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory. The novel's other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life. Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic historical novel, War and Peace is nothing less than a complete portrait of human existence.

About the Author

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Princeton University and Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature at Stanford University. He is the author of a five-volume study of Dostoevsky’s life and work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080730
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Introduction:
Lencek, Lena
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Illustrator:
Lencek, Lena
Editor:
Stade, George
Author:
Lencek, Lena
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Author:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Frank, Joseph
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
1156
Dimensions:
8.04x5.20x2.03 in. 2.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics

New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

"Synopsis" by , War and Peace tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory. The novel's other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life. Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic historical novel, War and Peace is nothing less than a complete portrait of human existence.
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