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Overview

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Author

Leo Tolstoy

Years Published

1865–69

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

War and Peace uses traditional third-person, omniscient narration in the fictional sections of the novel. The narration also includes historical and philosophical commentary, which increases significantly in the second half of the novel, and in these instances, the author speaks directly to his audience.

Tense

While War and Peace is written primarily in past tense, the author occasionally lapses into present tense in the historical and philosophical sections of the book.

About the Title

The title War and Peace encompasses the actions that take place in the novel to illustrate the human history of both war and peace as well as the nature and morality of these concepts.

Summary

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