War and Peace

There is a degree of snobbery when it comes to those novels we should have read.  Should have read?  What else are those greatest novels of all time literary hit lists about?  War and Peace.  It is one of those novels, rather like Catch 22, people reference anyway, but how pretentious to admit you have read it.

IMG_3315Weighing in at 1,444 pages and a depth of 5.5cms we have War and Peace

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Weighing in at 1,392 pages and a depth of 5.5 cams we have A Room With A View / Tess of the D’Urbervilles / Jane Eyre / The End of the Affair

Maybe it is four times longer than the average novel, but reading it is like emersion into a world that is beautiful, cruel, tragic, heroic, foolish and most of all, human.   The BBC’s latest adaption promises to be equally as enthralling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30228501

 

 

 

 

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