It was acclaimed author Leo Tolstoy's finest literary achievement. War and Peace, the story of five wealthy families of the Russian aristocracy during and after Napoleon's invasion of Russia, is also considered to be one of the finest novels of all time--a book no home library should be without. An introduction by a by a leading literary critic also sheds light on this complicated yet ultimately rewarding and fascinating work. Perfect for Tolstoy devotees as well as those new to this legendary work, this edition of War and Peace is sure to be a classic.
Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910), was a Russian author, essayist, and philosopher whose contributions include two of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, War and Peace, and Anna Karenina.