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Leo Tolstoy

War & Peace

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War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii 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.
War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, marriage, age, and death. Though it is often called a novel today, it broke so many conventions of the form that it was not considered a novel in its time. Indeed, Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense.
1,993 printed pages
Copyright owner
Bookwire
Original publication
2018
Publication year
2018
Publisher
AtoZ Classics
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  • Rune Kragegaard Leihas quoted4 years ago
    To her other defects (as most people thought them, but which to Pierre were qualities) of untidiness and neglect of herself, she now added stinginess
  • Rune Kragegaard Leihas quoted4 years ago
    Because it happened so! “Chance created the situation; genius utilized it,” says history.

    But what is chance? What is genius
  • Rune Kragegaard Leihas quoted4 years ago
    and there was Vasilisa, the wife of a village elder, who slew hundreds of the French

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