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“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?” —Virginia Woolf --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Have you ever tried to read W+P from cover to cover -- and failed as I have? Much as I have the greatest respect for any translator who attempts to tackle this "Mount... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pierre A. Beauchamp
I quite liked this read. It holds a high place for me in contemporary fiction; but I didn't understand a lot of things. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2004 by bill williams
War and Peace is perhaps the grandest novel ever written. Leo Tolstoy condenses or hollows out none of the grace and majesty of the Russian royalty, and the characters are more... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2003 by Attack Ferret!
Leo Tolstoy's writing is something that cannot compare to the writers in this lifetime. He manages to write a long book such as War and Peace and keep the writing so wonder and... Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2002 by Lizzie
Though I felt that Tolstoy could have used a good editor when it came to some of the war sections and his extended philosophizing, the greatness of this book far outweighs these... Read morePublished on May 21 2001 by Steven Greene
I have to admit--"War and Peace" was not the best book I ever read. It had its flaws, it was certainly a challenge, many parts were entertaining, and now I can say I... Read morePublished on Dec 4 1999
Okay...so I only just got past Part 1. It is already the best book I have ever read. So I'm only twelve. This should be proof that size should not intimidate you. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 1999