Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Russian Literature
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and Volokhonsky, have produced the first new translation of Leo
Tolstoy's classic Anna Karenina in 40 years. In the
introduction, Pevear gives the reader a history of the work
Tolstoy called his first true novel. Pevear explains how Tolstoy
took real events, incorporated them into his novel, and went
through several versions before this tale of the married Anna
and her love for Count Vronsky emerged in its final form in
1876. The translation is easily readable and succeeds in
bringing Tolstoy's masterpiece to life once again.
War and Peace
War and Peace focuses on
Napoleonís invasion of Russia in 1812. As Napoleonís army
invades Russia, Tolstoy follows characters from diverse
backgrounds - peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers. The
novel details their struggles with the problems of their time
period, their history, and their culture. And as the novel
progresses, these characters transcend their specific roles,
becoming some of the most moving and uniquely human characters in
Tolstoy: A Biography by A. N. Wilson
book is the story of Tolstoy, as a writer and thinker.
This book is primarily the story of a novelist. A great genius
whose art grew out of his three uneasy and irresolvable relationships: his
relationship with God, with women, with Russia. In all cases, the
relationships were stormy, full of contradictions.
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