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War and Peace: 3-Volume Boxed Set; Introduction by R. F. Christian

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Author: Leo Tolstoy

Three-Volume Boxed Set
Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.

As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds--peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers--as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving--and human--figures in world literature.

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Publisher: Everyman's Library
Published: 12/07/1992
Pages: 600
Binding Type: Boxed Set
Weight: 4.25lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.50w x 4.00d
ISBN: 9780679405733

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

About the Author
Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born in central Russia. After serving in the Crimean War, he retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world fame.

Aylmer Maude (1858-1938) and Louise Maude (1855-1939) were English translators of Tolstoy's works, and Aylmer Maude also wrote his friend Tolstoy's biography. After living many years in Russia the Maudes spent the rest of their life in England translating Tolstoy's writing and promoting public interest in his work.

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