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Tolstoy on Domestic Bliss

The first epilogue of War and Peace is itself a long section of narrative, but one that most all other stories lack: what happens after “happily ever after?” Our heroes Pierre and Natasha have survived Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and finally, after over 1000 pages, have married. 2,095 more words

Language And Literature

For the love of Levin

I started reading Anna Karenina in my mid twenties, and at one point I put it down and never picked it back up. (I can’t exactly remember why, but I think it’s safe to assume that I was too busy enjoying a blurry nightlife and hunting for a proper boyfriend.) 903 more words


The highest happiness of human beings

In the opinion of Pierre or Prince Bezukhov consists in

The absence of suffering, the satisfaction of one’s needs and freedom in the choice of one’s occupation


Tolstoy, Mario Vargas Llosa, My Grandmother And Me (On War & Peace)

In my experience, no one likes Tolstoy. Not ordinary people, at any rate. Some people like Dostoyevsky, and the rest daren’t confess to never having read… 145 more words


Quote of the day!!!!

“It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”

~Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

BBC's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"

I know that I’m a bit late to the party for this but how good was the last episode (well, the whole series really) of… 686 more words

TV Shows

War and Peace and Life

Okay I admit that I never attempted the gargantuan novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. The idea of reading about Napolean’s invasion of Russia and the lives of people affected never appealed to me. 370 more words