War and Peace by Tolstoy, Leo
War and Peace -- Tolstoy - Paperback

War and Peace -- Tolstoy - Paperback

Published to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's death, here is an exciting new edition of one of the great literary works of world literature. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unprecedented immediacy the broad sweep of life during 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 everyday life--all in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The Maudes' translation of Tolstoy's epic masterpiece has long been considered the best English version, and now for the first time it has been revised to bring it fully into line with modern approaches to the text. French passages are restored, Anglicization of Russian names removed, and outmoded expressions updated. A new introduction by Amy Mandelker considers the novel's literary and historical context, the nature of the work, and Tolstoy's artistic and philosophical aims. New, expanded notes provide historical background and identifications, as well as insight into Russian life and society.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Author: Leo Tolstoy, Louise And Aylmer Maude, Amy Mandelker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 11/10/2010
Pages: 1392
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.94lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.00w x 1.80d
ISBN: 9780199232765

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 10.1
Point Value: 118
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 10048 / War and Peace

About the Author

Amy Mandelker is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at City University of New York.

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