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«Война и мир» считается одним из самых значительных произведений мировой классической литературы, а также крупнейшим литературным достижением Толстого, наряду с его другим романом «Анна Каренина».
Толстой писал роман на протяжении 6 лет, с 1863 по 1869 годы. По историческим сведениям он вручную переписал его примерно 7 раз, а отдельные эпизоды — более 26 раз.
Русский критик Н. Н. Страхов писал: “В таких великих произведениях, как «Война и мир», всего яснее открывается истинная сущность и важность искусства. Поэтому «Война и мир» есть превосходный пробный камень всякого критического и эстетического понимания, а вместе с тем и камень преткновения для всякой глупости и всякого нахальства. Легко понять, что не «Войну и мир» будут ценить по вашим словам и мнениям, а вас будут судить по тому, что вы скажете о «Войне и мире».”
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The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written

Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.

While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking qualities of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This authoritative edition, which received the PEN Translation Prize and was an Oprah Book Club™ selection, also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for fans of the film and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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