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- Listening Length: 38 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 20 Feb. 2008
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002SQ1WS8
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I was overwhelmed by a feeling that nothing has changed in Russia, something I found on reading a biography of Pushkin.
I have always found 'War and Peace' difficult to enjoy in any sense, so perhaps it's just that I don't like Tolstoy or the people he writes about. They seem to be mostly self-obsessed hysterics who feel that thinking 'great thoughts' about 'great subjects' is more important than really living a responsible life, looking after your family and not living beyond your means so that your unpaid bills reduce some poor tradesman to poverty. They are extremely emotionaly immature and seem unable to empathise with anyone at all.
Probably won't read it again. Though if I found a better translation I might enjoy it more.
I first read this as a teenager and have re-read it many times since. This particular edition is one of the better ones with a very easy to read translation which is probably the only good advice I can give here other than to say, forget shades of whatever, if you want passion, read Anna Karenina.
Anna Karenina was originaly slated by critics in Russia when it first appeared, but since then has gone on to be acknowledged for the masterpiece it is, indeed some cite this as the perfect novel. Funnily enough I have only met one other person who has read this book, he was an English teacher that I met at a money raising event and he was enthusing greatly on this. I have personally read it many times and it always enthralls me, and I hope that if you read it you will feel the same. Admittedly it is quite a big story but the basic plot is about a love affair. To give anything more than this away would really spoil it for anyone coming to it for the first time. Taking in love, passion, double standards and hypocrisy this novel firmly sets itself in its time by Tolstoy including things that were of concern to the people then living, but despite that this is a story for all time and is ageless.
This can be considered as a crossover between realism and modernism in the novel, as well as incorporating stream of conciousness, and for that alone it would be considered important, but with its great storyline it transcends such things, that really are only of interest for those who study literature.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. This is the second time of reading, after some 40 years, still enjoyable and I will certainly read again at some time in the future.Published 7 months ago by Chris Heseltine
Not a great story line. I finished it anyway. Lacks excitement. Each character has too many names. That's maybe the way they are named in Russia but sometimes it was difficult to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Margaret
A very famous book whifch I've never read before. Thought it would be hard-going but it's actually easy to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joy Kenward