Book Reviews of War and Peace: The Maude Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism

War and Peace: The Maude Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism
War and Peace The Maude Translation Backgrounds and Sources Criticism
Author: Aylmer Maude, Louise Shanks Maude, Leo Tolstoy, George Gibian
ISBN-13: 9780393966473
ISBN-10: 039396647X
Publication Date: 1/19/1996
Pages: 1,185
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Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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.