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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual’s place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him..is to find one’s way home...to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”

Synopsis:

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoys genius is seen clearly in the multitude of fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individuals place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him . . . is to find ones way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”

Synopsis:

The monumental novel considered one of the greatest ever written is an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. This updated edition includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.

About the Author

Tolstoy was a Russian novelist, social and moral thinker, and one of the great writers of realistic fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345472403
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Introduction:
Wilson, A. N.
Translator:
Garnett, Constance
Introduction by:
Wilson, A. N.
Introduction:
Wilson, A. N.
Author:
Wilson, A. N.
Author:
Garnett, Constance
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1424
Dimensions:
6.84x4.16x1.97 in. 1.33 lbs.

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Product details 1424 pages Modern Library - English 9780345472403 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoys genius is seen clearly in the multitude of fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individuals place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him . . . is to find ones way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”
"Synopsis" by , The monumental novel considered one of the greatest ever written is an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. This updated edition includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.
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