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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Lits (January 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160942168X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609421687
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 6.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,397,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Henry Gifford, former Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Bristol University. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) wrote two of the great novels of the nineteenth century, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

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Definitely recommend this Kindle Edition and publisher.
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The Maude translation also maintains the French entries as they were originally yielded by Tolstoy, which makes up about 2 percent of the entire work.
Patrick W. Crabtree
It was life-changing, and it inspired me more than any other book that I have ever read.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Horick on March 15, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
New translations of War and Peace appear from time to time, each with its own virtues. Sometimes what one reader calls virtues, another finds to be deficiencies. The now-venerable Maude translation, in the splendid Norton Critical Edition, is sometimes majestic, always readable, and, most important, conveys to most minds the story Tolstoy told. The breathtaking, awe-inspiring power of Tolstoy's storytelling and his burning insights into the quandaries of the human condition are what is important about War and Peace. The Maudes' translation brings all this to life. Norton's editorial supplements help the newcomer to things Russian fight his/her way through the thicket of Russian names and mid-nineteenth-century literary mindset to get comfortable with Pierre, the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys. Once you get to know these unforgettable people, you are hooked for good.

I have read this book many times in Russian and in the Maudes' translation. I always end by thanking Tolstoy for writing the best novel of them all, and the Maudes for their tireless work in translating it for those not fortunate enough to read it in the original.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Reader on November 24, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Great classic book. Well done job by Forward2, easy to read and navigate. No bugs. Definitely recommend this Kindle Edition and publisher.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Charles Ryder on January 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
"War and Peace" is undeniably epic, and consequently a prodigious read. But as anyone who has finished it will tell you, it's well worth it (and more). When deciding which translation to opt for, do yourself a favor and get the Maude translation (Norton), edited by Gibian. Only in this edition will you find the interesting and invaluable scholarship Aylmer Maude so painstakingly assembled.
If you are poised to read "War and Peace" for the first time, the last thing you need is a wordy review by some git on amazon.com, so I'll exercise modest brevity. There's no need to mention the love triangles, mystical persuasions or the finely wrought battle scenes, all of which are so prominent in "War and Peace." This book is, simply, life. Like the course of time, chugging it's way ad infinitum, the truths, ideas and emotions in this monumental work are universal; like earth, fire and water, Tolstoy is elemental!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By frumiousb VINE VOICE on June 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought the Maude translation in a Wordsworth Classic edition-- 1000 pages of Very Small Letters. It took me a while to get up the nerve to try and read it. Although I have loved everything else by Tolstoy that I had read, this seemed like a bigger challenge. Furthermore, I was concerned because I have not done very well in the past with books that contain a large number of battle scenes. Somehow I do not have a very visual imagination, and it can get very tricky if I have to really picture the relative location of troops and characters.

I have to say that I spent far too much energy worrying. War and Peace is extremely readable and once I got over the initial "how many pages?" response, it actually flew by too quickly.

I generally hate it when a review of a book says that it has "something for everybody". But I guess that when a book is this long, you can actually make that claim without being ridiculous. This book is so many things-- a love story, a story about war, a comment on Russian society at the time of writing, an observation of social/class change, a meditation on politics, and (last but not least) an attempt to define this notion and nature of history. It is hard to imagine that any reader could fail to find something that moved him or her. I found that I enjoyed all of it, even the battle scenes, in more or less equal measure.

In short, do not be put off by the daunting size! It is deservedly called a classic, and a book that should be on every readers must-read list.

I liked the Maude translation, I have to say. I found it clear and very readable. I chose it because it was the translation that had been approved by Tolstoy during his lifetime. That at least made it seem to be a safe place to begin.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on March 22, 2012
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This is a review of the Kindle edition, not the novel itself. The Amazon page indicates it is the newer Briggs translation. Actually it is the Maude translation from 1920. The Maude translation however is very good and would make this well worth downloading except for one unfortunate thing: the notes have not been hypertexted. I'm afraid that kind of puts the Wordsworth Classics into the "not interested" bin for me. If notes are included, make them accessible!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dis Hammerhand on April 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I won't review the content of War and Peace as there are plenty of reviews already. I will confine my comments to the Collector's Library edition.

The translation is the classic Maude. Perhaps there are better translations out there, but I found this one quite readable.

All of the Collector's Library editions are very attractive. This set is even more so with the beautiful jackets and slipcase. Each book is a small 4 x 6 that fits in a coat pocket or purse. I found it the most approachable edition. The books feature sewn bindings, cloth covers, ribbon marker and gilded page edges. Very nice durable books that will stand up to multiple readings and schlepping about. Pleasant to read and look at. The only caveat I found is the print is on the small side. You need good eyes or a good pair of glasses.

I feel a sense of accomplishment having read the entire epic and discovered a new favourite author. I plan on reading it again.

CRW is coming out with an unabridged version of Anna Karenina. I definitely plan on getting that one.
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