Professor Tony Briggs is former Professor of Russian at the University of Birmingham, and has translated widely from the Russian, especially Pushkin, is the author of several critical books on Russian literature.
Brigg's 2006 translation of Tolstoy's old doorstop was paraded by critics, many of whom hailed it as the best rendition to date. This fine addition to Penguin's marvelous "Classics Deluxe" line includes the full text, chapter summaries, textual notes, character lists by family, maps, and more. It's a Russian lit (and Tolstoy head's) dream, especially at this price (the 2006 hardcover was $40). Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.