Leo Tolstoy (1828 -1910) is one of the major figures in world literature, and War and Peace is in contention to be considered the greatest novel ever written. But this is only one of his memorable works: Anna Karenina certainly equals it in popularity, and his shorter works, such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich are considered excellent.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
It is difficult to think of a more influential Russian novel. Beautifully translated, it gives a perfect flavour of early 19thC life for the Russian Aristocracy and the defeat of... Read morePublished 7 days ago by H. M. Sykes
Cracking read, although some people have slated it I thought it was a great translation, made it really easy to read without losing the magic of Tolstoy's writing.Published 1 month ago by Millie Earle-Wright
Brilliant book but very hard going you have to keep at it but if you can it is a very good storyPublished 1 month ago by Kathleen Ash
Given 4 stars only to the fact I bought this book purely for when I am off from work due to operation to take up the time I need to recover. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Honeybun
Long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long. Good though.Published 2 months ago by Alexander Sandey
Very disappointed. I have been told for years that War and Peace was one of the best books ever written and that it should be top of my list of must reads. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PGH