By Leo Tolstoy
The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.
From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this impressive new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.
War and Peace broadly specializes in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main recognized characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's scuffling with for his inheritance and longing for non secular success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his relatives at the back of to struggle within the struggle opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the attractive younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.
A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from varied backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties targeted to their period, their historical past, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, changing into probably the most moving—and human—figures in international literature.