1942 Hard Cover and no Jacket. 1370 pp. 8 1/2 x 6 x 2 inches. Color maps on endpapers, two tone illustration on title page. Includes publisher's note by M. Lincoln Schuster, foreword by Clifton Fadiman. 'Reader's Guide and Bookmark for the Inner Sanctum Edition of War and Peace' contains: A list of characters arranged in family groups; A chronological table of principal historical events, 1805 to 1812, the period covered by War and Peace; A map of the Campaign of 1805; A map showing the Napoleonic Invasion of Russia and a Plan of Moscow in 1812; A list of characters, arranged in order of their appearance, with full identifications and a note on Russian names and titles. Translated, with a preface and introductory notes, by Aylmer Maude. Includes detailed Table of Contents, various famous authors' praises of War and Peace, a list of dates of principal historical events, and 7 maps throughout text, as well as maps on the front & rear paste-down endpapers. An epic historical novel by Leo Tolstoy, originally published as Voyna i mir in 1865-69. This panoramic study of early 19th-century Russian society, noted for its mastery of realistic detail and variety of psychological analysis, is generally regarded as one of the world's greatest novels. War and Peace is primarily concerned with the histories of five aristocratic families -- particularly the Bezukhovs, the Bolkonskys, and the Rostovs -- the members of which are portrayed against a vivid background of Russian social life during the war against Napoleon (1805-14). The theme of war, however, is subordinate to the story of family existence, which involves Tolstoy's optimistic belief in the life-asserting pattern of human existence. The heroine, Natasha Rostova, for example, reaches her greatest fulfillment through her marriage to Pierre Bezukhov and her motherhood. The novel also sets forth a theory of history, concluding that there is a minimum of free choice; all is ruled by an inexorable historical determinism.
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Book Size: 8.50” x 6.00” x 2.00” inches Approx.