The new Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace is coming out soon. The crucial question is which edition to buy? When the content is the same, it becomes a question of aesthetics -- how prettily it will sit on your bookshelf. (Yes, I am shallow in my own way.)
Should I buy the US edition , with that sentimental baby blue?
Or should I buy the UK edition, with its more sombre grey and red script?