About this book
A new translation of Tolstoy's masterpiece with a translator's introduction, chronology of Tolstoy's life, a list of characters, maps and further reading. 'A masterpiece... this new translation is excellent' Anthony Beevor.
At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. In this book, the author entwines grand themes - conflict and love, birth and death, free will and faith - with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in its imperfection and grandeur.