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New translation breathes life,
This review is from: War and Peace (Penguin Classics) (Mass Market Paperback)
This translation has the power to take you back into the days of Napoleon and Alexander, into the social whirl of Russian aristocracy in all its glitter, into the mud and terror of the warfare, depths of self examination and it even manages to breathe a coherent readability to Tolstoy's philosophy of history. Tony Briggs has the gift of making language dance to the original tune and excels himself in this version. The only thing that felt odd, was reading Tolstoy in English without having to allow for translator's anachronisms ... no tea with little plums here! If you have never tried this book before then this is the time to take the plunge. Thank you Tony !