War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon's war with Russia.
While it expresses Tolstoy's view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters. Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and the idealistic Pierre Bezukhov illustrate Tolstoy's philosophy in this novel of unquestioned mastery.
This translation is one which received Tolstoy's approval.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 1024 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/07/1993
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781853260629