War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics)
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace is a vast epic centered on Napoleons war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy’s view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters. Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and the idealistic Pierre Bezukhov illustrate Tolstoy’s philosophy in this novel of unquestioned mastery. This translation is the one which received Tolstoys approval.