War and Peace (Russian: Ð’Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð° Ð¸ Ð¼Ð¸Ñ€, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Ð’Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð° Ð¸ Ð¼Ð¸Ñ€ÑŠ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels. Indeed, in January 2007, Time magazine placed it third in their list of The 10 Greatest Books of All Time.http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1578073,00.html Anna Karenina topped the list.
War and Peace (Op. 91) (Ð’Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð° Ð¸ Ð¼Ð¸Ñ€ in Russian, Voyna i mir in transliteration) is an opera in two parts (an Epigraph and thirteen scenes), sometimes arranged as five acts, by Sergei Prokofiev to a Russian libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson, based on the novel of the same name by Leo Tolstoy.