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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer  | 207 comments So frustrated that I am unable to get proper information from book retailers either online or in person. I am looking for a really nice hard copy of War and Peace and have found two potential options but no one can confirm that the copies are unabridged. Today I had a discussion with someone from Amazon and he told me that unabridged and abridged does not apply to hardcovers and that the concept of a translator only applies to audio books. What?

Can anyone here answer my concerns about the following books?

http://www.amazon.ca/War-Peace-Leo-To...

http://www.amazon.ca/War-Peace-3--Box...


message 2: by Susan from MD (last edited Oct 19, 2012 04:00PM) (new)

Susan from MD | 40 comments Not sure about the first link, but the second link is unabridged and the translators are Louise and Alymer Maude. I have this version but have not yet read it. They also translated the version of Anna Karenina that I read (and loved), so I'm hoping for the best!

I have several of the Everyman's Library books and like them. The hardcover versions have a nice balance of size and readability. What I liked about this War and Peace is the 3 volumes, so that if I want to carry it somewhere, it's not too heavy.


message 3: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 19, 2012 04:00PM) (new)

Jennifer  | 207 comments Susan wrote: "Not sure about the first link, but the second link is unabridged and the translators are Louise and Alymer Maude. I have this version but have not yet read it. They also translated the version of A..."

Thank you Susan. I spent about an hour today calling bookstores and trying to find that answer online. I think that I will go ahead and order this then.


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