War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

War and Peace Synopsis

The lives of Pierre, Prince Andrei and Natasha are changed forever as conflict rages throughout the early nineteenth century. Following the rise and fall of some of society's most influential families, this truthful and poignant epic is as relevant today as ever. This six part adaptation has been written by Bafta-winning author Andrew Davies and will be directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders, The Scouting Book for Boys, Woman in Black: Angel of Death). Accompanied by a stellar cast including Paul Dano (12 years a Slave, Prisoners, There Will be Blood) as the idealistic Pierre, James Norton (Happy Valley, Belle, Grantchester) as the ambitious Prince Andrei and Lily James (Cinderella, Downton Abbey) as the impulsive beauty Natasha. It also features the legendary Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, Longford), Gillian Anderson (The Fall, The X-Files), Greta Scacchi (White Mischief, Presumed Innocent) and many more.

War and Peace Press Reviews

'If you've never read it, now is the moment. This translation will show that you don't read War and Peace, you live it.' -- The Times


If you loved this, you might like these...

My Absolute Darling
Bad Blood
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
The Lost Letters of William Woolf

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241265543
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781849908467
Publication date: 31/12/2015
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849908467
Publication date: 31st December 2015
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1008 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana, province of Tula, the fourth son of Count Nikolay Tolstoy. Between 1856 and 1861 Tolstoy wrote and traveled abroad extensively. He returned with a sense of revulsion for what he considered to be European materialism. In 1859 he started several schools for peasant children at Yasnaya and in 1862 he founded a magazine in which he contended that it was the peasants who should teach the intellectuals, rather than the other way round. Tolstoy's increasingly radical political stance at the end of his life alienated his wife. He frequently dispensed huge sums of money to beggars ...

More About Leo Tolstoy

More Books By Leo Tolstoy

Cover for War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Cover for Anna Karenina - Compact Editions by Leo Tolstoy
Cover for Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
View All Books By Leo Tolstoy

Share this book