Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in 1828. He wrote THE SEBASTOPOL SKETCHES in 1855-6, WAR AND PEACE in 1865-8, ANNA KARENINA in 1874-6 and A CONFESSION in 1879-82. He died in 1910. Translated by Rosemary Edmonds --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
I had put off reading War and Peace for years as the length of the book seemed intimidating. That was a big mistake. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dave McCullough
Unbelievable, simply unbelievable that the geniuses at the American Literary Society, or wherever the hell they translated the title of this novel, that they would do it... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by "zeugene2006"
What is Power? What is the power which moves nations? This is the ultimate question of War and Peace. The growth of the characters is amazing. Totally recomended.Published on June 11 2004
This book is so trancendent, sublime, and all encompassing. Words are not enough. No novel is more thought provoking or rewarding. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by some guy
Plot and history intertwined. It's long but fascinating. I read it for a class, and I could read the basics, then go back and enjoy it all. Everyone should read.Published on Feb. 18 2004 by R. Hahn
After reading such a huge book, it's tempting to congratulate oneself and then accord it the status of a great piece of literature (perhaps the argument running that it must have... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003 by MR G. Rodgers
Through Tolstoy's mastery of device, confutation, and liminality, we are graced in this age with easily available wisdom from a great sage of the "Pleh" era. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by Nanx Hedwerp
I checked War and Peace out from my school library (I'm a 7th grader--yes, that's what I said) because I wanted to be able to say that I had read War and Peace. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003
This novel covers fifteen years in the lives of several noble families from early XIX-century Russia, at the time of the Napoleonic wars. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003 by Guillermo Maynez