War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
It's been 100 years since Russia’s February and October Revolutions. To mark their centenary, Vintage Classics has published new 2017 paperback editions of six of the greatest works of Russian literature, from War and Peace to Life and Fate. The covers have been beautifully designed by Suzanne Dean using textile patterns from the collection of Susan Meller, who founded The Design Library in New York.
THE ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION BY RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY. "If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it".
(The Times). From sophisticated Moscow soirees to breathless troika rides through the snow, from the bloody front line at Austerlitz to a wife's death in childbirth, Tolstoy conjures a broad panorama of rich, messy, beautiful and debased human life. We follow the fates of open-hearted, impulsive Pierre Bezukhov, his melancholy friend Prince Andrei and the enchanting Natasha Rostov, as history and fiction are combined in one of the wisest and most enthralling novels ever written.
"A joy to read...The sense of actually being in the skin of these people is phenomenally, brilliantly rendered by this translation". (Simon Schama). The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.