Soon to be a major TV series, airing in 2016.
‘War & Peace’ is a masterpiece – an epic portrait of Russian society and its descent into the Napoleonic Wars, which has inspired love and devotion among its readers for over a century.
Focusing on the lives of five aristocratic families, ‘War & Peace’ tells the story of three young people whose lives are swept along by events and changed forever: the misfit Pierre, philosophical Andrei and romantic, impulsive Natasha.
Their stories play out alongside a great cast of characters, from the aristocrat to the peasant, as the great historical events of the period unfold, culminating in Napoleon’s fateful invasion of Russia.
About the author
Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer best known for his long novels War & Peace and Anna Karenina, and is often acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest novelists. He was born in Yasnaya Polyana, south of Moscow, into a well-known noble family, and died in 1910 at the age of 82.