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Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Title: War and Peace

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Widely considered the greatest novel ever written in any language, War and Peace has as its backdrop Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and at its heart three of the most memorable characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, a quixotic young man in search of spiritual joy; Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a cynical intellectual transformed by the suffering of war; and the bewitching and impulsive Natasha Rostov, daughter of a count.

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Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved!

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.

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LRTT : War and Peace - Volume IV, Part 2

Let’s Read This Thing : War and Peace is the collected notes and thoughts that popped into my brain while reading through Tolstoy’s 1200 Page Masterpiece. 384 more words


War and Peace

A week ago I finished reading War and Peace, and it only took me six weeks to read. I’m a very slow reader so I was surprised at how quickly I finished the book, I thought that I would be reading it for a very long time. 830 more words



I haven’t finished everything Nabokov has to say of Anna Karenina, but of what I’ve read so far, this stands out:

Essential truth, istina…

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“‘And here is my opinion for you. Women are the main stumbling block in a man’s activity. It’s hard to love a woman and do anything. 226 more words


Quotes 7/21/16

Oh we are so close!!! Just a bit more…we are almost there!

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

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