Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 1,787
Publication Date: 1869, this is a translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude
War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the best-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves behind his family to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young daughter of a nobleman, who intrigues both men. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy vividly follows characters from diverse backgrounds as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture.