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War and Peace

Nikolay Rostov has many character defects, one of which is a penchant for romantic fantasy. And yet his romanticism has a good side to it, as can be seen by his refusal to trade on his family name...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020 12:02 pm UTC

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Andrew and Pierre are in an argument over Napoleon, and the feeling at the party has become tense. Hippolyte is trying to defuse this situation, and so he concocts this story. He demands that the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2008 8:57 am UTC

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About a year before he dies, Count Kirill Bezukhov writes a letter to the Tsar asking if he can adopt his favorite illegitimate child, Pierre. The Count wants to leave all his property to Pierre,...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2019 11:03 am UTC

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Pierre becomes the new Count Bezukhov upon the death of his father, one of the richest men in Russia. The sole heir to his late father's enormous estate, Pierre is now a fantastically wealthy man...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 11:55 am UTC

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William L. Shirer wrote an interesting book about Tolstoy and his wife Sofya in which Shirer describes the composition of Tolstoy's most famous work, War and Peace. Tolstoy was an extremely...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2014 1:42 pm UTC

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War and Peace starts in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1805. Napoleon has conquered much of Europe and troops are being mobilized to defend Russia. Two characters, Andrew and Nicholas go to the...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2008 1:10 pm UTC

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I'd like to offer a suggestion here that is similar to suggestions I've offered to similar questions about the relevance of literary works: The major relevance of a literary work depends on how...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2011 3:41 pm UTC

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It would be very difficult for me to give you an adequate summary of such a powerful novel in this tiny space, so I will direct you to the summary that enotes provides on this site. It is very...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2010 11:34 pm UTC

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Though Kutuzov's fortunes and reputation went up and down throughout his career and especially during the Napoleonic wars, it's clear that he became a national hero to the Russians. In 1812, first...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020 7:51 pm UTC

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Pierre, throughout the entire story of War and Peace, is a man in search of inner fulfillment. His "illegitimate " birth (though his father does acknowledge and legitimize him) is partly what gives...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 12:45 am UTC

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Not only is Tolstoy's War and Peace one of the longest novels ever written, it must surely have been one of the novels most thoroughly revised in manuscript form before publication. According to...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, has been called the greatest novel ever written. Originally in Russian, it has been translated numerous times and in many different languages. On many levels, the...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2019 7:39 pm UTC

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According to War and Peace, the battle of Borodino took place on August 26, 1812, and according to modern academic sources, it took place on September 7, 1812. These dates are both correct. The...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2019 3:49 pm UTC

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