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War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy, Rosemary Edmonds
War and Peace
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140444179 (0140444173)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1440
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Anti-literary-flab: "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
I was standing at an airport lounge as a teenager many years ago, and suddenly realised I had no books to read for my family holiday. I was a SF geek at the time (still am, but I’m reading other stuff now), but had read everything that W.H. Smiths airport bookshelf could show me. In desperation and ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 War and Peace
I have to admit, War and Piece intimidated me. The sheer size of it, the huge cast of characters and the fact that is a russian classic (I have that weird prejudice that Russian literature is difficult to read) really made me hesitate to read this book. But since I wanted to watch the BBC miniseries...
Dem
Dem rated it
4.0 War and Peace
Tolstroy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French Invasion of Russia.I had always wanted to read this epic Novel by Tolstroy's but was completely put off by the sheer size of the book at 1350 pages. I am not a ...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
3.0 War and Peace
Nice mix of story and events of Napoleon. Did not know he attacked repeatedly. Typical English Lit story, set in Russia. People so bored that there is drama. Natasha loves this guy. Then this one. Then the other is dying, so she marries the third. Lots of that with the Rostov's (Nicholas deci...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 The World in a book
Henry James, not himself known for brevity of written expression, considered War and Peace a “large loose baggy monster, ” but each time I’ve read through Tolstoy’s 1000++ page rendering of the Napoleonic Wars era in Russia I’ve fallen completely under its spell. The first time, when I was in colleg...
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