Leo Tolstoy’s books

2# War and Peace

Tolstoy perceived a tragedy involving all of humanity in Russia’s conflict with Napoleon. War and Peace are more than just a history book; it is an affirmation of life itself, or, in the words of one modern reviewer, “a full image” of everything that humans experience in terms of happiness, greatness, pain, and humiliation. This translation, which has been released in a new one-volume edition with an introduction by Henry Gifford and Tolstoy’s significant essay “Some Words about War and Peace,” received the personal permission of the author.