Leo Tolstoy
Canterbury Classics, San Diego, CA, 2011; originally published 1869 (Russian), English
ISBN: 9781607103103

Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia.

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André Leon Talley

I can’t say anything more than that it doesn't get better than this. Here is an author who creates characters with every human quality one might encounter. This vast and sweeping saga is thrilling and Tolstoy’s sense of visual extravagance is without parallel.

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