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I read Constance Garnett's translation, the only one available in my 50 year old book.
Even if her translation is not word-for-word correct, I'm sure that she was very plugged into the vision which Tolstoy was trying to convey.
As a story, it had suspense, very well-defined characters, action and interesting plot turns.
I really enjoyed this classic. It was worth the read. Tolstoy is so masterful at writing. War and Peace brings you through the pages into the setting. A must read classicPublished 2 months ago by Rachel
It's a classic, but few will remember that it is far more than a commentary on marriage and the lifestyles of the aristocracy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carole Dunn
Personally, I prefer the awesome movie starring Omar Sharif, however, like all decent books, the book has a lot more detail and sadly, the book has a number of differences from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maggot
very happy with the edition. i researched it and read that it was the most lyrical translation and sure enough it fits me. nice book, very good conditionPublished 5 months ago by s. aluminum
Finally, checked “War and Peace,” off my reading list. I had read “Anna Karenina” about a year ago and really enjoyed. Also, always wanting to read this book, I finally pick it up. Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. Gilliland
War and Peace tells the story of several Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic Era. Tolstoy himself was a combat veteran and one wonders if his subtle descriptions... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carl Robinson
I could not yet hear the record to the end. I have heard the first beginning part. The voice was very good, and reading skill was very good and refined. Read morePublished 8 months ago by bibloskkk
I got to page 408 and discovered the next 30 pages of the novel were missing, gone, nowhere to be found -- not torn-out or anything of that nature, simply not-in-existence, never... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bud