RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61821848 LA English T1 War and peace A1 Tolstoy, Leo,, Briggs, Anthony,, Figes, Orlando,, YR 2006 SN 067003469X 9780670034697 AB "Set against the sweeping panoply of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War and Peace- presented here in the first new English translation in forty years-is often considered the greatest novel ever written. At its center are Pierre Bezukhov, searching for meaning in his life; cynical Prince Andrei, ennobled by wartime suffering; and Natasha Rostov, whose impulsiveness threatens to destroy her happiness. As Tolstoy follows the changing fortunes of his characters, he crafts a view of humanity that is both epic and intimate and that continues to define fiction at its most resplendent."--Publisher's website. The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War.