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The Resource War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes

War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes

Label
War and peace
Title
War and peace
Statement of responsibility
Leo Tolstoy ; translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
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 for ever. 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 (1863-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur. Anthony Briggs's superb translation combines stirring, accessible prose with fidelity to Tolstoy's original, while Orlando Figes's afterword discusses the novel's vast scope and depiction of Russian identity. This edition also includes appendices, notes, a list of prominent characters and maps
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DLC
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1828-1910
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Tolstoy, Leo
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Briggs, Anthony
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
Label
War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Penguin Books."
  • "First published in 1868-9"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xxv, 1399 pages
Isbn
9780140447934
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps.
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 1820073
  • 1450771
  • 118123
Label
War and peace, Leo Tolstoy ; translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an afterword by Orlando Figes
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Penguin Books."
  • "First published in 1868-9"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the Russian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
xxv, 1399 pages
Isbn
9780140447934
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps.
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 1820073
  • 1450771
  • 118123

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