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War and Peace

by TOLSTOY, Leo

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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1889. Hardcover. Fine. First authorized American edition, the first edition translated from the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole (there was an unauthorized Clara Bell translation in 1886, translated from the French). Four volumes in two, as issued. 12mos. 359, [ii], 392pp.; 424, [ii], 408pp. Dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. Dole also contributes a three-page preface. Neat early gift inscription in each volume, else a fine and bright set. Exceptionally uncommon. Rare in this condition.

Synopsis

War and Peace, a Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy, is considered one of the world's greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina (1873–7), as his finest literary achievement. Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families.  First titled '1805' the first installment was published in the January 1865 edition of  Russkiy Vestnik.  It ran in serial form for 2 years before Tolstoy reworked much of the manuscript before publishing it in 1869 as War and Peace.

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
532580
Title
War and Peace
Author
TOLSTOY, Leo
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1889
Keywords
RussianLiterature
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