War and Peace

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 1344 pages
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Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle--all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad" " "To read him . . . is to find one's way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane."
  

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Contents

Rostov at the front Visit of Bagration and Dolgorukov
13
PART II
113
Rostov sent to reconnoitre Napoleons proclamation
177
PART III
209
Her fathers opposition to Marys marrying She finds
237
1420 Battle of Austerlitz Prince Andrew badly wounded
282
BOOK
309
PART I
311
Cods folk at Bald Hills
411
PART III
443
Alexeevich Reconciliation with Helene
460
Helenas social success Her salon and relations with
466
to Julie Karagina
512
Prince Andrew in the army at Drissa Eight conflict
675
He is introduced to Pfuel
681
Nicholas writes to Sonya He and Ilyin in a storm
688

Preparations for club dinner
318
The dinner Bagration as guest of honour
327
The duel
331
Pierres separation from Helene
333
Andrew considered dead
337
Lises confinement Andrew arrives
340
Death of Lise
344
Denisov and Dolokhov at the Rostovs
346
Sonya declines Dolokhovs proposal
349
logels ball Denisovs mazurka
351
1314 Nicholas loses 43000 rubles to Dolokhov 3J4 15 Nicholas at home Natasha sings
359
Nicholas tells his father of his losses Denisov proposes to Natasha
362
PART II
367
34 Pierre becomes a Freemason 37J 5 Pierre repulses Prince Vasili
384
A soiree at Anna Pavlovnas Helene takes up Boris
385
Hippolyte at Anna Pavlovnas
389
Old Bolkonsky as commanderinchief of the conscrip tion Andrews anxiety A letter from his father
390
Bilibins letter about the campaign The baby convalescent
397
He visits Prince Andrew
401
Their talk on the ferry raft
409
Courage Rostov goes into action at Ostrovna
694
Natasha and Pierre She prepares for communion with
702
Pierres relation to life altered by his feeling
710
Assembly of nobility and merchants at the Sloboda
723
PART II
731
lunatics Rostopchins encounter with Kutuzov at
946
defends an Armenian girl from a French soldier
987
PART I
999
Governors Nicholas and Princess Mary A letter
1007
Davout Shooting of prisoners Platon Karataev
1025
PART II
1055
PART III
1101
PART IV
1149
FIRST EPILOGUE
1209
His mother His meeting with Princess Mary Their
1232
SECOND EPILOGUE
1267
Some Words about
1307
No to
1317
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Henry Gifford is at Bristol University.

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