Mr. M. Herbert

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War and Peace: Original Version by Leo Tolstoy
There is little more to add to the already very substantial collection of superlatives already acquired by this author and this book. Classic in every possible way, it is highly readable. It draws the reader into the world of Tsarist Russia at the time of Napoleon. It interweaves around true moments, particularly battles such as Austerlitz and Borodino . It deals with the French aggression at this period and demonstrates so well just how the overpowering, fawning, sycophancy of those in imperialist Russia pervaded all society. It follows a group of disparate fictional characters, who in turn mingle with real personalities and how the threats of invasion of their country, including the… Read more

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