War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace

By Leo Tolstoy

  • Release Date: 2011-03-11
  • Genre: Historical
4 Score: 4 (From 486 Ratings)

Description

Perhaps literature’s greatest epic, War and Peace tells an astonishingly ambitious, profoundly personal, and vastly extensive story of Russia in the age of Napoleon. A work of historical fiction that is at times a romance and at times an adventure, Leo Tolstoy’s novel is, simply put, too big to fit into any literary genre. It features a cast of hundreds, yet paints intimate portraits of their intersecting lives as they move between prosperity and despair. The actions shifts back and forth between Moscow, the city of the people, and the decadent St. Petersburg; and shifts from royal ballrooms to brutal battlefields. Few writers have ever attempted to create a work so massive in scope and complex in themes, and none have succeeded quite the way Tolstoy has.

Reviews

  • War and peace

    3
    By riley tatum
    This book is actually boring and confusing I love how long it is but it is a confusing choice
  • War and Peace

    5
    By thomas_jefferson_smut
    The story is definitely one that you can read if your aiming to go to bed soon. If you’ve got a busy day ahead of you, read it at your free time. If you’ve got time however, that’s spectacular. I personally really enjoyed the book and for other readers who have read the book, I recommend Harry Potter. Although it is not as advanced, it is a very nice book series. For all my “i’ve already read harry potter” fans, read on!
  • Amazing

    5
    By nkjekwkejdkdj
    5/5
  • Teaches you

    5
    By x-slayer
    Amazing
  • Highly recommended

    5
    By pianogurl1305
    Even though I am in 6th grade , I loved it. My parents didn't think I would but it was amazing. Tolstoy's use of description is perfect.
  • War and Peace

    4
    By napkindad
    I am now a person who can say he has read War and Peace. Tada.
  • War and Peace

    5
    By oaklandterry
    One of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. A classic anti war book as well as a look at the Russian aristocracy of the early 19th century.
  • Ok

    4
    By Dashie3660
    This book actually seems interesting. However, I don’t think my reading level is this high. I’ll probably try to read this again in two years or something...
  • Kinda confusing

    2
    By What is reading
    I fell asleep like 10 pages in. If they made it more dramatic I would give it 1 star
  • Very Interesting Book

    5
    By Arianna Czaplicki
    I am in 6th grade and tried looking for a long challenging book. This Book Is exactly what I was looking for! I finished this book in 4 days.

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