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War and Peace


Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public
individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French
invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of
Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national
history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and
soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen
and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in
a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed.
The
prodigious cast of characters, seem to act and move as if connected by
threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free
will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy’s portrayal of marital relations
and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand
themes that underlie them.

The last word of the landlord’s literature and the brilliant one at that. —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The best ever Russian historical novel. —Nikolai Leskov
One of the most remarkable books of our age. —Ivan Turgenev
This is the first class work!… This is powerful, very powerful indeed. —Gustave Flaubert
The best novel that had ever been written. —John Galsworthy
This work, like life itself, has no beginning, no end. It is life itself in its eternal movement. —Romain Rolland
The greatest ever war novel in the history of literature. —Thomas Mann
There remains the greatest of all novelists — for what else can we call the author of “War and Peace”? —Virginia Woolf
Tolstoy is the greatest Russian writer of prose fiction. —Vladimir Nabokov
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I can't say no to a free Kindle book
I hear this book is pretty long, like reading war and peace long.

I'll wait for the movie.
Edited by: "secretspartan1" 29th Mar
secretspartan19 h, 23 m ago

I hear this book is pretty long, like reading war and peace long.I'll wait …I hear this book is pretty long, like reading war and peace long.I'll wait for the movie.



I saw the movies. There are 3 parts each over 2.5
The movie is nothing like the book: it's all moving pictures and sound.
Thanks
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