War and Peace, the epic masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy comes alive in this paperback edition so you can get your hands one of the most revered works of western literature. First published in 1869, the novel paints a vast canvas with as many as 580 characters, intricately woven into a rich narrative of loss, betrayal, war and familial bliss.
The story opens at a grand party in St. Petersburg in 1805, where fear is rampant among the people due to Napaloen's conquest of western Europe. The characters are introduced during the course of the party, and the writer dwells on the individual characteristics. We meet Pierre Bezukhov along with his father, Andrew Bolkonski as well as shallow Kuragin family.
The novel then goes on to explain the war situation between Russia and French, which is set in the background as the characters and their plots develop. Stuck in internal conflicts, our protagonists find out the value of loyalty, honour, service to one's country, and most importantly, love. Read on to revel in the grand scale of the story that today is a defining work of literature.
Often considered as the greatest novelist in the world, Leo Tolstoy's work is widely studied even today. War and Peace and Anna Karenina are two of his most profound works, and he also wrote other novels such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich and What is to be Done? which centred around Christian themes. The author has also written several short stories and plays, and his life inspired the 2009 movie The Last Station, starring Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. You can buy War and Peace online and witness historical fiction at its finest.
Comprising of 1320 pages, this paperback edition of War and Peace has been published by Rupa in English. It has an ISBN 10 number of 8171674321 and an ISBN 13 number of 9788171674329.