War and Peace

by Tolstoy, Leon

War and Peace, a Russian novel by Leo Tolstoy, is considered one of the world's greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina (1873–7), as his finest literary achievement. Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. 

First titled '1805' the first installment was published in the January 1865 edition of Russkiy Vestnik. It ran in serial form for 2 years before Tolstoy reworked much of the manuscript before publishing it in 1869 as War and Peace (in Russian). 

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First Edition Identification and Notes

-First American edition published in 6 volumes, translated by Clara Bell, in 1886, New York. Decorated in Brown Cloth. --

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Gottsberger, 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A near fine first edition in English of the epic novel. Six volumes in original cloth. True first editions first states with all title pages dated 1886 and with the proper Gottsberger imprint on versos. Previous owner's name and address written on verso of front free end paper on all volumes,… Read more
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New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1958. Hardcover. Fair. FAIR/WITH NO JACKET, 1361 pp. Text clean except for prior owner's name in ink on third page. Red/blue boards with gold text; has minor wear at the corners. Binding stitched and tight. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.
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