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War and Peace: The Authoritative Abridgment by Edmund Fuller
War and Peace The Authoritative Abridgment by Edmund Fuller Author:Leo Tolstoy No greater novel than WAR AND PEACE has ever been written. — No novel has ever equaled 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 yo... more »ung girl's first taste of love, a young mind's first taste 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