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Tolstoy's War and Peace
First edition in English

First Edition in English

"What an artist and what a psychologist! It seems to me there are some passages worthy of Shakespeare. I found myself crying out in admiration while reading." 

--Gustave Flaubert on Tolstoy

 

 

"The pure narrative power of his work is unequalled. Seldom did art work so much like nature; its immediate, natural power is only another manifestation of nature itself; and to read him again, to be played upon by the animal keenness of this eye, the sheer power of this creative attack, the entirely clear and true greatness, unclouded by any mysticism, of this epic, is to find one's way home, safe from every danger of affectation and morbid trifling; home to originality and health, to everything within us that is fundamental and sane."

--Thomas Mann, on War and Peace

 

First edition in English of Tolstoy's War and Peace

 

TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace. A Historical Novel. New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. Small octavo, original brown gilt-stamped cloth. Six volumes.

First edition in English. Bookplates. Some wear to spine ends and light wear to cloth; very small stain to cloth of one volume; gilt bright. A handsome set. $6500.

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