War and Peace [Annotated and wiht Active Content]
by Leo Tolstoy
Regarded the one of the world 's greatest novels, War and Peace is a Epic historical novel by Leo Tolstoy , originally published the Voyna i mir in 1865-69 . This panoramic study of early 19th -century Russian society, Noted for its mastery of realistic detail and variety of psychological analysis.
War and Peace is Primarily concern with the histories of five aristocratic families - the Bezukhovs Particularly, the Bolkonskys, and the Rostovs - the members of Which are portrayed against a vivid background of Russian Social Life During the war against Napoleon ( 1805-14 ) . The theme of war, However, is subordinate to the story of family existence, Which Involves Tolstoy 's optimistic belief in the life- asserting pattern of human existence . The novel Also sets forth the theory of history , concluding que there is a minimum of free choice ; all is ruled by an inexorable determinism historical .
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- RSM, July 2015
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