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Three-Volume Boxed Set
Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon''s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman who intrigues both men.

As Napoleon''s army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature.

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“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?” — Virginia Woolf

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Among the great novels of the world, ''War and Peace'' has long held pride of place because it fulfills, in its seamless interweaving of the historical and the personal, and its genius in registering the entire scale of human life, all the promise latent in the art of fiction itself.

About the Author

Count Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born in central Russia. After serving in the Crimean War, he retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world fame.

Aylmer Maude (1858–1938) and  Louise Maude (1855–1939) were English translators of Tolstoy''s works, and Aylmer Maude also wrote his friend Tolstoy''s biography. After living many years in Russia the Maudes spent the rest of their life in England translating Tolstoy''s writing and promoting public interest in his work.

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WELL, PRINCE, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family. No, I warn you, that if you do not tell me we are at war, if you again allow yourself to palliate all the infamies and atrocities of this Antichrist (upon my word, I believe he is), I don’t know you in future, you are no longer my friend, no longer my faithful slave, as you say. There, how do you do, how do you do? I see I’m scaring you, sit down and talk to me.”
These words were uttered in July 1805 by Anna Pavlovna Scherer, a distinguished lady of the court, and confidential maid-of-honour to the Empress Marya Fyodorovna. It was her greeting to Prince Vassily, a man high in rank and office, who was the first to arrive at her soirée. Anna Pavlovna had been coughing for the last few days; she had an attack of la grippe, as she said— grippe was then a new word only used by a few people. In the notes she had sent round in the morning by a footman in red livery, she had written to all indiscriminately:
“If you have nothing better to do, count (or prince), and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too alarming to you, I shall be charmed to see you at my house between 7 and 10. Annette Scherer.”
“Heavens! what a violent outburst!” the prince responded, not in the least disconcerted at such a reception. He was wearing an embroidered court uniform, stockings and slippers, and had stars on his breast, and a bright smile on his flat face.
He spoke in that elaborately choice French, in which our forefathers not only spoke but thought, and with those slow, patronising intonations peculiar to a man of importance who has grown old in court society. He went up to Anna Pavlovna, kissed her hand, presenting her with a view of his perfumed, shining bald head, and complacently settled himself on the sofa.
“First of all, tell me how you are, dear friend. Relieve a friend’s anxiety,” he said, with no change of his voice and tone, in which indifference, and even irony, was perceptible through the veil of courtesy and sympathy.
“How can one be well when one is in moral suffering? How can one help being worried in these times, if one has any feeling?” said Anna Pavlovna. “You’ll spend the whole evening with me, I hope?”
“And the fête at the English ambassador’s? To-day is Wednesday. I must put in an appearance there,” said the prince. “My daughter is coming to fetch me and take me there.”
“I thought to-day’s fête had been put off. I confess that all these festivities and fireworks are beginning to pall.”
“If they had known that it was your wish, the fête would have been put off,” said the prince, from habit, like a wound-up clock, saying things he did not even wish to be believed.
“Don’t tease me. Well, what has been decided in regard to the Novosiltsov dispatch? You know everything.”
“What is there to tell?” said the prince in a tired, listless tone. “What has been decided? It has been decided that Bonaparte has burnt his ships, and I think that we are about to burn ours.”
Prince Vassily always spoke languidly, like an actor repeating his part in an old play. Anna Pavlovna Scherer, in spite of her forty years, was on the contrary brimming over with excitement and impulsiveness. To be enthusiastic had become her pose in society, and at times even when she had, indeed, no inclination to be so, she was enthusiastic so as not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her. The affected smile which played continually about Anna Pavlovna’s face, out of keeping as it was with her faded looks, expressed a spoilt child’s continual consciousness of a charming failing of which she had neither the wish nor the power to correct herself, which, indeed, she saw no need to correct.

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Frog and Toad
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I love this book
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017
I love this book, and especially enjoyed this printing. First, I like that it is broken into three volumes, which fit more neatly on-the-go, and which don''t attract so much attention. Second, I like the timelines, chronologies, maps, etc., that are... See more
I love this book, and especially enjoyed this printing.

First, I like that it is broken into three volumes, which fit more neatly on-the-go, and which don''t attract so much attention.

Second, I like the timelines, chronologies, maps, etc., that are included.

Third, I never felt like I was reading a translation -- the language was natural and beautiful.
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Tom Anderson
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Excellent Quality of a Classic!
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2020
I will not write a review for War and Peace aside from saying it''s an absolute classic that is a relevant today as I am sure it was upon release. The treatment received by Everymans Library is absolutely stunning. The binding is solid as a rock and I have no... See more
I will not write a review for War and Peace aside from saying it''s an absolute classic that is a relevant today as I am sure it was upon release.

The treatment received by Everymans Library is absolutely stunning. The binding is solid as a rock and I have no doubt these books will hold up for many many reads. The only caution I can give is the fact there is a lot of French thrown into the text and there is no glossary in the book to translate it. An easy solution for this is to either look up the translations online, or do as I am doing and purchase the four dollar Wordsworth Maude translation and use their glossary at the back to help with translation.

Although the lack of translations can be somewhat annoying, I simply must give this set a 5 star review still because the quality exceeds anything that should be available at this low price point.

If you love War and Peace like I do, make sure you get this set because if you don''t and it''s not available one day I know you will be kicking yourself.

NOTE: The first image I posted is not of this product but the cheaper Wordsworth edition which I recommend getting as well to aid you with French translations... Also it''s handy to have a 4 dollar copy of the book to take with outside the house to ensure you can keep these more expensive copies in pristine condition at home.
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Tyler
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SOOOO Many words, so little substance
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2019
Look, I set out to read the classics thinking "they have to be classics for a reason, right?" But no, no, no ,no ,no ,no. This book will talk your ear off for 300 pages about several different peoples drawing rooms, all to build up a storyline that can only be described as... See more
Look, I set out to read the classics thinking "they have to be classics for a reason, right?" But no, no, no ,no ,no ,no. This book will talk your ear off for 300 pages about several different peoples drawing rooms, all to build up a storyline that can only be described as important, yet somewhat anecdotal. I am sure that when people did not have distractions of the modern day, this was a great thing to keep them busy. However, even once I got to the main part of the book, I was nearly bored to tears.
This is not just me being upset because this book is too long, or too hard to understand. No, I understand that this book is supposed to show how there is no real hero in real life. How the jumping from mind to mind of each individual character shows the rich experiences of life in a society that was just reently plaqued by a great war. Quite frankly, Ayn Rand does this very well in Atlas Shrugged. Or, you can read the novel Jubilee, or you can read Day of Tears. It explores the same sort of context. If it is the hardcore change of characters in an otherwise unchanging landscape you are looking for, I highly suggest you go watch Goodwill Hunting. Or, you could perhaps read the wonderful novel A Discovery of Witches. There is a lot of change in that particular series, even if some readers do think it is a bit juvenile. Look, for my money, this book is a fantastic sleep aid, but if you are looking for something super exciting, look somewhere else.
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The Duke of California
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Classic Read
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2018
For 47 years I’ve yearned to read War & Peace and have finally done so. The first 60% was brilliantly entertaining. But then I could not help but notice that Tolstoy would periodically belabor certain points in a repetitive and redundant way. A point succinctly stated may... See more
For 47 years I’ve yearned to read War & Peace and have finally done so. The first 60% was brilliantly entertaining. But then I could not help but notice that Tolstoy would periodically belabor certain points in a repetitive and redundant way. A point succinctly stated may be clever. But if restated 4 or more times it becomes insultingly annoying. This Tolstoy seemed to do ever increasingly as the book progressed. Nevertheless, it was grand ( though I enjoyed Hemingway’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” much more. I do recommend it as a must read when all is said and done.
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C. M Mills
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Count Leo Tolstoy''s War and Peace is one of the world''s greatest novels!
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2019
Count Leo Tolstoy (`1828-1810) took five years to write War and Peace in the 1860s. The author of such classics as Anna Karenina, The Cossacks, Resurrection and countless other stories and novels is rightly considered the greatest Russian author. War and Peace is a vast... See more
Count Leo Tolstoy (`1828-1810) took five years to write War and Peace in the 1860s. The author of such classics as Anna Karenina, The Cossacks, Resurrection and countless other stories and novels is rightly considered the greatest Russian author. War and Peace is a vast historical novel portraying Russia''s monumental struggle against Napoleonic invasion in 1812. Four families dominate the long novel. Beautiful women like Nastasha Rostov, her dashing husband Prince Andrei, the philosophical Mason Pierre and over five hundred other characters populate these crowded pages. Everyone should read War and Peace who claims to be a lover of world literature.
The Everyman edition is handily separated in three easy to hold and carry three volumes and they are included in an attractive box. I have read War and Peace many times and have been deeply enriched by it! A true masterpiece by the master Tolstoy!
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London Marion
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Epic is the right word for this book
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2018
This was by far the longest book I have read, with the exception of the Bible. My preferred genre is hard science fiction, which is a far cry from the war/romance drama in this saga. I do have to say though that this is without a doubt the best example of writing that I... See more
This was by far the longest book I have read, with the exception of the Bible. My preferred genre is hard science fiction, which is a far cry from the war/romance drama in this saga. I do have to say though that this is without a doubt the best example of writing that I have ever happened upon. The style and flair employed by the author in unparalleled in my experience and alone makes the reading of this novel well worthwhile. I highly recommend it to anyone and am glad to have had the opportunity.
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3 Volume Hardcover Maude Translation
Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2013
I wanted something more portable than a single book. Each volume is a nice portable size (i will try to upload some scale pics). They are very nice books with cloth coverings and a tassel bookmark built into each book. I couldn''t find it in the details anywhere when I... See more
I wanted something more portable than a single book. Each volume is a nice portable size (i will try to upload some scale pics). They are very nice books with cloth coverings and a tassel bookmark built into each book. I couldn''t find it in the details anywhere when I bought this, but it is the Maude translation (again, this is the 3 volume hardcover edition... i don''t know if all war and peace reviews are lumped together or not). I saw some complaints about the paper thickness, but the thickness on this edition is great, not thin at all. Those were the question marks I had when buying and I was not disappointed at all.

edit after reading some: The only drawback for this version is the lack of translations for the French snippets. Also, I think the punctuation could use some work (this probably goes for all the translations though).
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Historical Fiction
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2016
It''s Russian history during the War of 1812, so of course it''s full of graphic violence, but balanced by entrancing, sometimes achingly poignant love stories between protagonists, together before long separations enforced by circumstances beyond their control, as well as a... See more
It''s Russian history during the War of 1812, so of course it''s full of graphic violence, but balanced by entrancing, sometimes achingly poignant love stories between protagonists, together before long separations enforced by circumstances beyond their control, as well as a revealing of family dynamics and personal warring factions. Tolstoy is among many great Russian writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, from czarism through Stalinism, who hide nothing in retelling their romantic, sometimes tortured histories.
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ohmleap
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3 Volumes easier to handle
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2021
The splitting up of the book into 3 volumes makes it easier to handle, and often single volume versions compress the text making it harder to read comfortably. The books themselves were in good condition, but the slipcase was a bit bashed, but it was secondhand so...See more
The splitting up of the book into 3 volumes makes it easier to handle, and often single volume versions compress the text making it harder to read comfortably. The books themselves were in good condition, but the slipcase was a bit bashed, but it was secondhand so acceptable.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2017
great story
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Well worth it
Reviewed in Canada on June 18, 2020
Very well worth the steep price. Things I liked: - the quality of the box was outstanding; super sturdy, thick, - box design is beautiful, the artwork and the placement; I usually throw away boxes but this one is a work of art in itself - came shrink wrapped which was nice...See more
Very well worth the steep price. Things I liked: - the quality of the box was outstanding; super sturdy, thick, - box design is beautiful, the artwork and the placement; I usually throw away boxes but this one is a work of art in itself - came shrink wrapped which was nice because these books doe not have jacket covers - liked how at the end of the books, they included a list all of the titles in the Everyman’s library Thinks I don’t like: - no jacket cover - the box came a bit damaged on the edges - silk ribbon looks like it might unravel with minimal use, over a short period of time Overall thoughts on this publisher: If you love this story or you want an edition that will last for generations, pick this up. Everyman’s Library just does a wonderful job at making timepieces. Seriously, there was a lot of time and energy into thinking about all the little details that really makes all of the difference - colour coding of the cloth that the book is bound in, - the spine of the books all line up, with or without the jacket on - edges and paper are uniform - good size to hold with one hand for reading and for travelling too - the chronology of the writer at the beginning - the introductions were well written - font is easy to read
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Senya
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Best Fiction Ever
Reviewed in Canada on January 3, 2019
I first came across this book on Amazon when my brother wanted to purchase a book (decline and fall of the roman empire), after having purchased that book, War and Peace was recommended to me, I quickly read the cover and decided to purchase it just a few days later. The...See more
I first came across this book on Amazon when my brother wanted to purchase a book (decline and fall of the roman empire), after having purchased that book, War and Peace was recommended to me, I quickly read the cover and decided to purchase it just a few days later. The book remained on my shelf for about 3 months until one day I was sitting bored at home and decided to start reading books. I picked up War and Peace after skimming through a couple of my books and in just one day I read about 30 to 40 pages, and after two weeks I had finished the entire book. There are two things that kept me reading this book; the first thing that kept me reading this book was the philosophy. The philosophical part of the book had me lost in the pages to the point that I wasn''t even aware of my own life and was just focused on the words written in the pages, and afterwards reflecting on what I had just read was soul quenching. The Philosophy within the book was so strange, it was as if I knew what Tolstoy was trying to point out, but it just needed to be written down so that I could comprehend it, if that makes sense. Second were the characters within the book, Prince Andei, Pierre, Dolokhov and many others. In the beginning, not being familiar with the characters, I was a patient observer, then after continuing my reading and seeing the characters develop and go through their struggles in life allowed me to sympathize with them despite being disapproving of them at first, and although their lives were set in the late 18th and early 19th century, I related to them in every way because their struggles were no different from our very own despite the times, like when Pierre (SPOILERS START HERE) was somewhat pressured to marry Helene and then later finding her ungrateful, or when Dolokhov after being shot despite being the kind of person he was felt love for his sister and mother and towards his friends, and especially Prince Andrei who so vehemently wanted to carry out revenge against Anatole for what he did to him but then sympathizing with him when he saw his leg cut off. (SPOILERS OVER). Now who is looking forward to reading this book, don''t spoil it for yourself if you haven''t already and read it from there, believe me each moment will be like wondering what will happen next.
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Hard cover collectible edition
Reviewed in India on April 17, 2019
A very good boxed set of hard cover edition with attractive dust cover jacket.A must item for those interested in collectible editions.
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