Front page headlines for months plus the ""rave review"" Clifton Fadiman accorded this famous world classic on rereading it...

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WAR AND PEACE

Front page headlines for months plus the ""rave review"" Clifton Fadiman accorded this famous world classic on rereading it a few weeks ago, have combined in producing an extraordinary rush of readers to War and Peace. The Modern Library edition was published in 1932. In ten years it sold 110,000 copies. In the first three months of 1942 it sold over 20,000 copies... Now comes news of an important new edition. Fadiman has written an introductory critical essay. New maps showing parallels between Napoleon's invasion in 1812 and Hitler's invasion in 1942 give it up to the minute news value. A supplemental leaflet will serve as a reader's guide. The translation used is the generally conceded finest translation, made by Louise and Aylmer Maude. And the whole of the original text, with epilogues and supplements, will be included. This should be not only an immediate best seller but a book for long time stock sales. Why not plan a window, tying this in with current books on the Russian scene.

Pub Date: May 1, 1942

ISBN: 1149589132

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1942