Guerra e paz

Editora Companhia das Letras

Com tradução de Rubens Figueiredo, a obra monumental de Tolstói é acompanhada por posfácio de Isaiah Berlin.“O que é Guerra e paz?”, questiona Liev Tolstói em um texto que detalha o processo de pesquisa e de criação de sua obra-prima. “Não é um romance, muito menos uma epopeia, menos ainda uma crônica histórica.” Ao acompanhar o percurso de cinco famílias aristocráticas russas no período de 1805 a 1820, Tolstói narra a marcha das tropas napoleônicas e seu impacto brutal sobre a vida de centenas de personagens.Em meio a cenas de batalha, bailes da alta sociedade e intrigas veladas, destacam-se as figuras memoráveis dos irmãos Nikolai e Natacha Rostóv, do príncipe Andrei Bolkónski e de Pierre Bezúkhov, filho ilegítimo de um conde, cuja busca espiritual serve como espécie de fio condutor e o torna uma das mais complexas personalidades da literatura do século XIX.Ao descrever o cotidiano e os grandes acontecimentos que se sucederam à invasão de Napoleão em 1812, Tolstói retrata uma Rússia magistral, imponente e, sobretudo, profundamente humana.
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O Conde Liev Tolstói nasceu em 1828. É autor de Guerra e paz e Anna Kariênina, duas obras-primas incontornáveis da literatura russa. Morreu em 1910, em meio a uma dramática fuga de casa, na pequena estação de trem de Astápovo.
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Editora Companhia das Letras
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Published on
Nov 21, 2017
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Pages
1544
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ISBN
9788554510336
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Language
Portuguese (Portugal)
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Fiction / Classics
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