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War and Peace

Designed to Be Read as a Modern Novel

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Published by Blue Ribbon Books in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

"War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the best-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 behind his family 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 vividly 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."--BOOK JACKET

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Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PG3366.V6 B5

The Physical Object

537 p. ;
Number of pages
8.125 x 5.75 x inches

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