By Leo Tolstoy
Released to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's dying, here's an exhilarating re-creation of 1 of the nice literary works of global literature. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unheard of immediacy the vast sweep of existence throughout the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia. Balls and soirées, the burning of Moscow, the intrigues of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles, the quiet moments of daily life--all in a piece whose notable creative energy hasn't ever been handed. The Maudes' translation of Tolstoy's epic masterpiece has lengthy been thought of the simplest English model, and now for the 1st time it's been revised to convey it totally into line with glossy ways to the textual content. French passages are restored, Anglicization of Russian names got rid of, and superseded expressions up-to-date. a brand new advent by means of Amy Mandelker considers the novel's literary and historic context, the character of the paintings, and Tolstoy's creative and philosophical goals. New, elevated notes supply old historical past and identifications, in addition to perception into Russian lifestyles and society.
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