Monday, January 3, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- 1st One for the New Year!


The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Rose City Reader. This week was a slow week only one book.

1) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Publisher's Summary. Published to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's death, here is an exciting new edition of one of the great literary works of world literature. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unprecedented immediacy the broad sweep of life during the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia. Balls and soirees, the burning of Moscow, the intrigues of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles, the quiet moments of everyday life--all in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed. The Maudes' translation of Tolstoy's epic masterpiece has long been considered the best English version, and now for the first time it has been revised to bring it fully into line with modern approaches to the text. French passages are restored, Anglicization of Russian names removed, and outmoded expressions updated. A new introduction by Amy Mandelker considers the novel's literary and historical context, the nature of the work, and Tolstoy's artistic and philosophical aims. New, expanded notes provide historical background and identifications, as well as insight into Russian life and society.

This was received as a Christmas gift.

13 comments:

  1. That is a colossal read but you will enjoy it.

    After this try his short stories next.

    Enjoy Tolstoy :)

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  2. I'm doing the readalong as well. I have the same edition but also bought the ebook as I'll be traveling a few times and don't want to lug it around with me - also my eReader has built in dictionary (love that).
    Happy New Year, Kim!

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  3. Wow...good luck! :D I would love to read it

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  4. I read it in my teens and loved it. I want to reread it, but it's hard to imagine fitting it in, since it's such a "heavy" book...literally!

    Enjoy!

    Here's my Monday:

    (click on my name)

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  5. Enjoy your War and Peace challenge! I have never read it. Maybe I will one day.

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  6. read mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday.html

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  7. I'm so impressed that you're going to read that - it totally intimidates me.

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  8. I had to be in the right mood to read it (on bed rest for a month with nothing else to do), but I did like it. I hope you enjoy it too!

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  9. Big time congratulation to you Kim; well done.

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  10. I've always wanted to read War and Peace, but it's so intimidating. Hope you enjoy it.

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  11. You have taken over a tome! enjoy.

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