War And Peace

War And Peace Leo Tolstoy Louise Maude Aylmer Maude
  • Title: War And Peace
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy Louise Maude Aylmer Maude
  • ISBN: 9780140622690
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • War And Peace Leo Tolstoy Louise Maude Aylmer Maude 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 Bolkonsk
    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 councTolstoy 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.
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    1. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world s greatest novelists Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho pacifist His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.


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    1. So, I know you ve all been on edge these past two months, and since I should be studying for the social work licensing exam tonight, it seems like the perfect time to put an end to your suspense.After all my agonizing and the thoughtful suggestions below about whether I should mutilate my gorgeous hardcover Pevear and Volokhonsky translation in the interest of less hazardous subway toting Readers, I carried him All 1272 pages Every day, across five boroughs and three states, for nearly two month [...]

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    2. When I was growing up, the conventional wisdom was that War and Peace was the sine qua non of difficult books the scope, the length, OMG the length Conquering this Everest was The Test of whether you were a Man Reader I have now read it Thump chest and make Tarzan yell Actually, you know chump, big deal The mountain really wasn t so large after all There are love affairs, there is a war, peace eventually returns to the Shire Russia Sorry, got confused there for a minute with Lord of the Rings, a [...]

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    3. Before I turned the last page of this massive volume, which had been neglected in my bookshelves for than six years, War and Peace was a pending task in my mental reading universe knowing it to be one of the greatest Russian or maybe simply one of the greatest novels of all times.Well, in fact, it was something else I have a selective memory, I don t know whether it comes as a blessing or as a curse, that enables me to remember the most insignificant details like for instance, where and when I [...]

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    4. Whatever else I am, I am the type of person who reads classic novels out of a sense of obligation Also, I must admit, out of a sense of vanity My ego, after all, is as fragile as a goldfish and requires the constant attention of a newborn baby Every once in awhile, it needs a little boost, and the intellectual challenge of Dostoevsky or Dickens can really work wonders Now, I ve been told that forcing myself to read books I don t necessarily like is a fruitless waste of time and that the reviews [...]

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    5. This is one of those books that can be life changing I read this as a teenager and I remember exactly where I was sitting on my bed, in my grandmother s house, in southern Germany when I finished it I must have spent an hour just staring out the window, in awe of the lives I d just led, the experiences I d just had I m now re reading this, enjoying it immensely and no doubt appreciating it much than I did the first time Tolstoy has the most amazing ability to make us feel, when he zooms out and [...]

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    6. So I did it I finally convinced myself to read War and Peace, partly because it s just something everyone wants to say they ve done, and partly because one always needs a good excuse to procrastinate during the exam period when I should have been studying And, you know what, I really enjoyed most of it The novel is far less taxing than I imagined, I don t know if that s because the English translation goes easy on us non Russians or because Tolstoy wrote it in a quite light hearted fashion I sus [...]

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    7. Decemer 2017 update well, look at that this is still my favorite book.Original review Yeah, this is my new all time favorite book I can t even begin to write a review for it without falling apart into an emotional mess or fangirling over every character, so I ll just say that SOMEDAY I will write I skimmed War Peace in early high school but wasn t terribly interested because I felt like I was being told that I had to like it When people shove a classic book at me and start going on some pretenti [...]

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    8. Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003.I read this in tandem with the spectacular BBC adaptation and I will say now that this piece of literature has been heavily influenced by that wonderful piece of televisual art It just has It s the same story, just told a different way I will refrain from telling you to get over it.Now, the book It was written well, very well, in terms of all the stuff that should be done well punctuation, spelling, [...]

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    9. LoveThat was the one thing I thought was missing from Leo Tolstoy s title,War and Peace I was wrong Love is in the title, you just have to look for it Certainly there is love in peace It is the time of children, serenity, growth The mother peacefully raising her children The farmer lovingly tending his fields The elderly passing their final days in comfort surrounded by family.But there is love in war as well The love for one s country Such is a person s violent attachment to their motherland th [...]

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    10. It is difficult, in reviewing classics, to say things about them that have not been said before It is especially difficult when those classics are part of the literary canon and even difficult when those classics are not mere novels, but purposeful epics It is in this light that reviewing Leo Tolstoy s War and Peace is a challenge The massive book ranging from 900 to 1,500 pages, depending upon the edition is a cornerstone of anyone s list of all time great literature Strangely, few have actual [...]

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    11. I tried for five months to write something polished, less rambling This is all I ve got While he is alive, the morning is still fresh and dewy, the vampires sleep But if the sun sets, if father Tolstoy dies and the last genius leaves what then Alexander Blok, as Tolstoy lay dying at Astapovo War and Peace is positively what might be called a Russian Illiad Embracing the whole epoch, it is the grandiose literary event, showcasing the gallery of great men painted by a lively brush of the great ma [...]

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    12. I am no longer afraid of the big ass Russian novel Who knew it would be so readable The most difficult thing about it was keeping all of the characters straight, but even that was only in the beginning By the end of the book, the characters were so fully drawn that I couldn t believe that I d once had to rely on a cheat sheet remember who they were or what relation they had to one another.I m kind of peeved that I can t give this book 5 stars Overall, I thought it was fantastic I even liked the [...]

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    13. Just finished my second reading of War and Peace Couldn t have loved it better Maturity and knowledge of the times certainly helped my enjoyment It didn t feel as long as it actually is I loved all Tolstoy s meticulously created characters.I hope to write soon.Not to be missed _____I read Leo Tolstoy s War and Peace a long, long time ago However, I still remember how I enjoyed this epic, even if I might have been too young and lacked the knowledge about Russian history that would have allowed m [...]

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    14. One commentator of War and Peace wryly remarked, war and peace that about covers everything That is as succinct a book report as can be given to a work of this magnitude This novel does contain just about everything war and peace, battles, hospitals, military strategy, love and romance, marriage, estrangement and divorce, death, birth, families, relationships, friends, enemies, hatred, jealousy, fear, gambling, dueling, hunting, dances, music, religion and politics, mysticism, philosophy, econom [...]

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    15. 857 War and Peace, Leo TolstoyWar and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, which is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy s finest literary achievements 1978 1334 19 675 1356

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    16. 857 War and Peace, Leo TolstoyWar and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, which is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy s finest literary achievements 1978 1334 19 675

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    17. You mustn t let Tolstoy s classic s reputation and length intimidate you in the least Contrary to popular belief, it is not a hard read and you ll be surprised to see that it is quite a page turner And here s a tip having some knowledge about the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion in Russia is all it takes for the war scenes to come alive and not seem like such a drag.This is a book that deserves to be read and you ll be glad once you conclude this enterprise not because you re at the finis [...]

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    18. That 5 star rating stares down at me Does it need to be justified Probably not but anywayIn my seventieth year, I have finally for the first time read this novel, a book that I bought over half a century ago, proudly displayed on one book shelf after another as the years rolled by Will I ever open it again I surely hope so It seems to me at this moment that I could turn the book over, open the front cover and begin reading again No matter what prism one looks at WP through sublime storytelling, [...]

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    19. Not a review, and whatever is this, is incomplete due to my inability to express myself.In childhood s pride I said to Thee O Thou, who mad st me of Thy breath, Speak, Master, and reveal to me Thine inmost laws of life and death Give me to drink each joy and pain Which Thine eternal hand can mete, For my insatiate soul would drain Earth s utmost bitter, utmost sweet Spare me no bliss, no pang of strife, Withhold no gift or grief I crave, The intricate lore of love and life And mystic knowledge o [...]

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    20. Holy cow I am done Not sure what to say I feel like I should write a 1000 page review, but I will keep it short I finished the book while a passenger in a mini van stuck in horrible Atlanta traffic.The book was not quite as readable as some other BIG books I have read, but still pretty good What amazed me is how few specific events occurred during the 1000 pages Tolstoy was just really detailed in describing the events Only a few times, though, did I feel like it was too much.This book may not [...]

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    21. A Review in Three Parts I The Analytical AnalysisII The ReviewHere s the thing that surprised me the most about War Peace it s extremely readable It s not filled with difficult or outdated language At least in the PV translation It doesn t have long, hard to parse sentences The action and dialogue is fairly straight forward The characters become easy to follow If you are freaked out by War Peace because you think it s hard, it s not Although you will have to power though the utterly dull and ove [...]

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    23. An oak tree that I passed on the way into a town reminded me of the scene in War and Peace in which Andrei Volkonsky passes an oak in late spring and sees himself as that tree its branches bare even while other trees already are showing bright green leaves He feels, after his experiences in the novel up to that point, old before his time and looking forward only towards the grave view spoiler the grave of course,a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace hide spoiler view spoile [...]

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    24. War and bloody Peace eh Started June 12, 2013, finished August 26, 2013 How am I supposed to review this I will apply my usual rambling slapdash technique I think.War and Peace looks like a formidable challenge for the average reader, in term of length and legendary status, this is not just another book you can just read and forget Personally, I read fiction mainly for entertainment purposes the best past time I know , some books I read purely out of curiosity, some books like Moby Dick I even r [...]

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    25. Tolstroy s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French Invasion of Russia.I had always wanted to read this epic Novel by Tolstroy s but was completely put off by the sheer size of the book at 1350 pages I am not a lover of books over 500 pages and this was certainly going to be a challenge for me.I have planned a trip to Russia this year and this was the encouragement I needed to finally pick up this novel, also t [...]

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    26. She kept thinking that no one could understand all that she understood and all there was in her Approximately from the start of book three middle of the whole War and Peace onwards, the focus massively shifts to military strategy and the specifics of the Napoleonic campaign, and those parts were really difficult to get through I missed the main characters and wasn t interested But the first half is inexpressibly beautiful To my Italian friends io ho acquistato anni fa l edizione della BUR solo p [...]

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    27. I was sitting in my upstairs room with the Paperback on my lap I could not believe that all the tumultuous, heart rending, and unforgettable events I encountered were finally behind me, though safely residing in my memory lane I closed my eyes and sat pensively without actually thinking anything A soothing feeling of tranquility gradually possessed meI am calm like a placid sea Suddenly I heard a bizarre sound it was like a hoof sound, something galloping in my yard A horse.I didn t open my eyes [...]

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    28. It s Tolstoy What else can be said A few years later, I ve found his epilogue to be painful and didactic, but the characters to be even stronger Tolstoy has a gift for little descriptive comments which add so much to his portrayal I remember the doctor carrying a cigar so it doesn t stain his bloodied fingers, or the German doctor trying to remember all of the gourmet foods he eats To say nothing of Pierre

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