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BBC Series Gives 'War and Peace' First U.K. Bestseller Spot
This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it' The Times. 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. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the th anniversary of the 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. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace , you live it". Pevear and Volokhonsky's supple and compelling translation is the closest that an English reader without Russian can get to Tolstoy's masterwork. This is a great achievement.
W ar and Peace may have been on the school curriculum in Russia for years but it is only now cracking the bestseller list in the U. The Guardian reports. At over a thousand pages long and including lengthy chronicles of Russian aristocratic families, sporadically referred to by titles, nicknames, formal addresses or even their sometimes preferred French names, the novel is infamously daunting. Not to mention the complexity of its themes and a setting unfamiliar to those whose history lessons did not cover Napoleon's invasion of Imperial Russia. Since its publication in , War and Peace , despite being hailed as a classic, has become a byword for a dense and difficult read. Following the success of the BBC's racy, high-budget dramatization of Tolstoy's opus, however, all that seems to be changing. The broadcaster aired the last episode of the epic almost two weeks ago after an acclaimed and well-publicized run.
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Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. Dec 02, ISBN Oct 05, ISBN And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature. Leo Tolstoy — was born in central Russia. After serving in the Crimean War, he retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family.