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War and peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Louise Maude; Aylmer Maude
Publisher: Chicago : Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., ©1990.
Series: Great books of the Western world (1990), 51.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'War and Peace' has been described as the Illiad and the Odyssey of the Russian people, with just cause. This is a work that speaks to the meaning and hope of life. Tolstoy's realism forced him to strip away much of the glorification of war and show the realities. Yet Tolstoy presents the events of 1812 as a moral crusade, and that the Russians won against the Napoleonic onslaught because of their adherence to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
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Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
War and peace.
Chicago : Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., ©1990
(OCoLC)894784382
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Louise Maude; Aylmer Maude
ISBN: 0852295316 9780852295311
OCLC Number: 22859568
Notes: Translation of: Voĭna i mir.
Description: xiii, 696 pages, [3] pages of plates : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: War and peace / Leo Tolstoy; translated by Louse and Aylmer Maude.
Series Title: Great books of the Western world (1990), 51.
Other Titles: Voĭna i mir.
Responsibility: Leo Tolstoy ; translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.

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'War and Peace' has been described as the Illiad and the Odyssey of the Russian people, with just cause. This is a work that speaks to the meaning and hope of life. Tolstoy's realism forced him to strip away much of the glorification of war and show the realities. Yet Tolstoy presents the events of 1812 as a moral crusade, and that the Russians won against the Napoleonic onslaught because of their adherence to simple, good and true virtues (as much as they relied on the snow to come to their defence). Even the upper classes, the urbane, wealthy and sophisticated Russians in 'War and Peace' have an underlying simplicity (contrasting to the French, and other foreigners', complexity and slyness) that gives them the moral upper hand.

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