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War and Peace [Norton Critical Edition]

by Leo Tolstoy

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A 1,400 page book that never lost my interest. The characters, each with their own stories, really had an impact on me. This translation was also excellent. Little footnotes are at the bottom explaining some old Russian customs and celebrations. I found this very useful. Tolstoy's finest work in my opinion. ( )
  GaryPatella | Aug 7, 2012 |
a book that got a bad reputation by being forced upon an audience of students. I found the book to be enjoyable. I would recommend that it should be read after a brief study of the Napoleonic era. ( )
  Ken_Soch | Feb 19, 2012 |
A summer's endeavor. Have most of this bad boy licked, but never seem to finish it! ( )
  BooksForDinner | Oct 3, 2011 |
This book is long, long, long. But it's worth every minute you put into it. Read it twice if you have spare time. There's a reason everyone talks about it. It's that good. ( )
  BeaverMeyer | Jul 29, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039396647X, Paperback)

The text of this revised Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel is based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation. The editor has made revisions where appropriate; the annotations have also been revised and expanded. Three maps of Napoleon’s campaigns and battles in Russia are included, making the military aspects of the novel easier to follow.

"Backgrounds and Sources" includes the publication history of War and Peace, selections from Tolstoy’s letters and diaries as well as three drafts of his introduction to the novel that elucidate the its evolution, and an 1868 article by Tolstoy in which he reacts to his critics.

"Criticism" includes twenty essays, seven of them new, that provide diverse perspectives on the novel by Nikolai Strakhov, V. I. Lenin, Henry James, Isaiah Berlin, D. S. Mirsky, Kathryn Feuer, Lydia Ginzburg, Richard Gustafson, Gary Saul Morson, and Caryl Emerson, among others.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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"The text of this revised Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation. The editor has made revisions where appropriate; the annotations have also been revised and expanded. Three maps of Napoleon's campaigns and battles in Russia are included, making the military aspects of the novel easier to follow. "Backgrounds and Sources" includes the publication history of War and Peace, selections from Tolstoy's letters and diaries as well as three drafts of his introduction to the novel that elucidate its evolution, and an 1868 article by Tolstoy in which he reacts to his critics. "Criticism" includes twenty essays, seven of them new, that provide diverse perspectives on the novel by Nikolai Strakhov, V. I. Lenin, Henry James, Isaiah Berlin, D. S. Mirsky, Kathryn Feuer, Lydia Ginzburg, Richard Gufstafson, Gary Saul Morson, and Caryl Emerson, among others. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included." - Cover.… (more)

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