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War and Peace, Book 01: 1805

By Tolstoy, Leo

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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: War and Peace, Book 01: 1805  
Author: Tolstoy, Leo
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, War stories, Romance
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: War and Peace, Book 01: 1805
Historic
Publication Date:
1922
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir) is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. Note: The novel is split in 15 books. This is the recording of book one, which covers the events in the year 1805. The recording of the next book is in progress. The project thread can be found here: /forum/viewtopic.php?t=7275

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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War stories, Romance

 

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