I really didn't get what all the fuss is about with this story. It's just Russia's version of the war with Napoleon, told from the point of view of the nobility, with a few asides about the abominable conditions for the peasants. It's a soap opera of the Russian nobility. So it's good for sort of a historical fiction of Russia, but why it's so renown I didn't get it.
Shelley A. (shelley) - , reviewed War and Peace: The Maude Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism on
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War and Peace is one of the greatest novels ever written. The time it takes to get through it is well worth it. The characters are memorable as is the epic story. It's a great novel to enjoy in the winter, curled up by a fire.