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war-and-peace-leo-tolstoySources:, Enclyclopaedia Britannica, Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times by Andrew D. Kaufman, New York Review of BooksCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.General Kutuzov, Volume 3, Part 2, Chapter 16here's nothing stronger than those two warriors, patience and time.War and Peaceby the NumbersChapters in War and Peace361Year France invaded Russia and then retreated, with its army destroyedYears over which the story unfolds15Manuscripts of the novel Tolstoy's wife Sofya created by hand~81812Oak TreeRepresents Prince Andrei's psyche, whether depressed or hopeful Abandoned BeehiveSymbolizes evacuated Moscow SymbolsA novelist, mystic, teacher, and social reformer, Tolstoy was an early master of realism in fiction, creating detailed and accurate literary canvases of historical periods and the complex psychology of three-dimensional characters. War and Peace is considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written.LEO TOLSTOY 1828–1910AuthorWar and Peace brings to life early 19th-century Russia and its people: those who battled the French invaders and were instrumental in crushing Napoleon's dream of world dominance. Within this historical frame, universal characters are both cowardly and heroic as they travel the slow, difficult road to self-knowledge.Life: A Battle, a Quest, a JourneyMAIN CHARACTERSAndreiIntellectual and heroic; heart broken by NatashaNatashaDrinks in life; nurses a dying Andrei and marries Pierre HélèneImmoral and beautiful; marries Pierre and dies mysteriouslyPierreBumbling seeker; marries his best friend's ex-fiancéeMaryaLoyal daughter; marries Nikolai NikolaiBrave and hot-headed soldier; Natasha's brother Adversity & GrowthPeople change and grow through overcoming hardships and gaining understanding. War is shown as chaotic as men randomly suffer from hunger, abandonment, and brutal death. LoveSalvation occurs through caring for and loving others.ThemesHorror of WarSonyaBrave, patient cousin of Nikolai; releases him from his promise of marriageLeo Tolstoy1865–69RussianNovel AuthorYears PublishedOriginal LanguageWar and PeaceHistorical

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