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War and Peace - The authoritative modern abridgment
War and Peace - The authoritative modern abridgment Author:Leo Tolstoy No novel has ever equalled its scope, its humanity, its penetrating exposures of the human spirit under stress. Never in any form has an artist revealed history and destiny as dramatically as Tolstoy does in this book. — No one else has written of a young man's first taste of battle, a young girl's first taste of love, a young mind's first taste... more » of ideas, or an old man's taste of death as you will find them in these pages.
For those who have never read WAR AND PEACE, this version will be the best possible introduction to that giant among the world's masterpieces.
for those who have read the original, this abridgment will be a revelation of the firm and unadorned foundation on which Tolstoy constructed his towering and complex literary edifice.« less