Аннотация к книге «War and Peace»
War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon's war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy's view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his i>reat novel with a east of over five hundred characters.
Three of these, the artless and delightful Natasha Rostov, the world-weary Prince Andrew Rolkonsky and the idealistic Pierre lfezukhov illustrate Tolstoy's philosophy in this novel of unquestioned mastery.
This translation is the one which received Tolstoy's approval.