War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect ofwar.

  • Audiobook
  • Pages: pages
  • Average Rating: 4.1 out of 5
  • Published April 27th 2007 by Naxos AudioBooks
  • Original Title: Война и миръ
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Pierre Bezukhov
  • Natasha Rostova
  • Andrei Bolkonsky
  • Nikolai Rostov...more
  • Ilya Rostov
  • Sonya Rostova
  • Petya Rostov
  • Helene Kuragina
  • Anatole Kuragin
  • Anna Scherer
  • Maria Bolkonskaya
  • Lise Bolkonskaya
  • Platon Karataev
  • Vasili Denisov
  • Boris Drubetskoy
  • Vera Rostova
  • Anna Drubetskaya
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne
  • Nikolai Bolkonsky
  • Kirill Bezukhov
  • Mikhail Kutuzov
  • Petr Bagration
  • Dolgorukov
  • Weyrother
  • Tikhon
  • Zherkov
  • Suvorov
  • Rostova
  • Joseph Alexeevich
  • Bezukhov...less

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon’s army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young people are changed forever. The stories of quixotic Pierre, cynical Andrey and impetuous Natasha interweave with a huge cast, from aristocrats and peasants, to soldiers and Napoleon himself. In “War and Peace” (1868-9), Tolstoy entwines grand themes – conflict and love, birth and death, free will and fate – with unforgettable scenes of nineteenth-century Russia, to create a magnificent epic of human life in all its imperfection and grandeur.