War and Peace
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War and Peace

By Leo Tolstoy, graf
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[from Wikipedia] War and Peace (pre-reform Russian: Война́ и миръ; post-reform Russian: Война́ и мир, translit. Voyná i mir[vɐjˈna i ˈmʲir]) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as one of the central works of world literature.[1][2][3] War and Peace and Tolstoy's other major prose work, Anna Karenina (1875–77), are considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievements.

The novel charts the history of the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsaristsociety, through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled The Year 1805,[4] were serialized in The Russian Messenger between 1865 and 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869.[5] Newsweek in 2009 ranked it first in its Top 100 Books.[6] In 2007, Time magazine ranked War and Peace third in its poll of the 10 greatest books of all time while Anna Karenina was ranked first.[7]

Tolstoy himself said that War and Peace was "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle". Large sections, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative.[8]He also said that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "no single English novel attains the universality of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace."[9]

Table of Contents
  • 1. Book Two: 1805
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
  • 2. Book Three: 1805
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
  • 3. Book Four: 1806
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
  • 4. Book Five: 1806 - 07
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
    • Chapter XXII
  • 5. Book Six: 1808 - 10
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
    • Chapter XXII
    • Chapter XXIII
    • Chapter XXIV
    • Chapter XXV
    • Chapter XXVI
  • 6. Book Seventh: 1810 - 11
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
  • 7. Book Eight: 1811 - 12
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
    • Chapter XXII
  • 8. Book Nine: 1812
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
    • Chapter XXII
    • Chapter XXIII
  • 9. Book Ten: 1812
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
    • Chapter XXII
    • Chapter XXIII
    • Chapter XXIV
    • Chapter XXV
    • Chapter XXVI
    • Chapter XXVII
    • Chapter XXVIII
    • Chapter XXIX
    • Chapter XXX
    • Chapter XXXI
    • Chapter XXXII
    • Chapter XXXIII
    • Chapter XXXIV
    • Chapter XXXV
    • Chapter XXXVI
    • Chapter XXXVII
    • Chapter XXXVIII
    • Chapter XXXIX
  • 10. Book Eleven: 1812
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
    • Chapter XXI
    • Chapter XXII
    • Chapter XXIII
    • Chapter XXIV
    • Chapter XXV
    • Chapter XXVI
    • Chapter XXVII
    • Chapter XXVIII
    • Chapter XXIX
    • Chapter XXX
    • Chapter XXXI
    • Chapter XXXII
    • Chapter XXXIII
    • Chapter XXXIV
  • 11. Book Twelve: 1812
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
  • 12. Book Thirteen: 1812
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
  • 13. Book Fourteen: 1812
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
  • 14. Book Fifteen: 1812 - 13
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
    • Chapter XVII
    • Chapter XVIII
    • Chapter XIX
    • Chapter XX
  • 15. First Epilogue: 1813 - 20
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
    • Chapter XIII
    • Chapter XIV
    • Chapter XV
    • Chapter XVI
  • 16. Second Epilogue
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • Chapter VIII
    • Chapter IX
    • Chapter X
    • Chapter XI
    • Chapter XII
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