War and Peace (Tolstoy)

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War and Peace  (1869)  by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude

War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Vojna i mir) is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1867 (first complete appearance in book form in 1869), which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era (early 1800s). War and Peace is generally thought to be one of the greatest novels ever written, remarkable for its breadth and unity. Its vast canvas includes 580 characters, many historical, others fictional.

— Based on excerpts from War and Peace and Leo Tolstoy on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

Translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude in 1922-3.

Book One 1805
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine 1812
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
EpilogueBook Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Epilogue One 1813–1820
Epilogue Two

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