This work is translated by Louise & Aylmer Maude. It includes an introduction and notes by Henry and Olga Claridge, University of Kent at Canterbury. "War and Peace" is a vast epic centred on Napoleon's war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy's view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters. Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Bolkonsky and the idealistic Pierre Bezukhov illustrate Tolstoy's philosophy.
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Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910), was a Russian author, essayist, and philosopher whose contributions include two of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, "War and Peace," and "Anna Karenina." Ernest Hilbert received his doctorate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University in 2000. He has served as editor for the Oxford Quarterly, Random House's magazine "Bold Type," and the "Contemporary Poetry Review." His writing has appeared in "American Scholar," "The New Republic," "The New Criterion," "London Magazine," "Yale Review," and many other publications. He is an antiquarian bookseller with the firm Bauman Rare Books, where he has had the pleasure of placing many Charles Dickens first editions of into private and public collections.
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