Vintage Penguin Tolstoy's War and Peace Volumes 1&2 1957 - 1961


Title: War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 1957 - 1961

Format: Softcover

The set is in good condition for its age, it may have small tears on the spine and age spots; a delightful addition to any library!
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Reader's note

Add a dash of red Russian literature to the bookshelf with this vintage Penguin collection of Tolstoy's War and Peace --the perfect gift for all lovers of classic literature and out of print Penguin books available on our vintage bookstore! 'Yes, love, ...but not the love that loves for something, to gain something, or because of something, but that love that I felt for the first time, when dying, I saw my enemy and yet loved him. I knew that feeling of love which is the essence of the soul, for which no object is needed. And I know that blissful feeling now too. To love one's neighbours; to love one's enemies. To love everything - to Love God in all His manifestations. Some one dear to one can be loved with human love; but an enemy can only be loved with divine love. And that was why I felt such joy when I felt that I loved that man. What happened to him? Is he alive? ...Loving with human love, one may pass from love to hatred; but divine love cannot change. Nothing, not even death, can shatter it. It is the very nature of the soul. And how many people I have hated in my life. And of all people none I have loved and hated more than her.... If it were only possible for me to see her once more... once, looking into those eyes to say...'