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War and Peace Book Review Summary

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This is a massive book: both in length, and scope. It's a chronicle of two or three decades of several families and interrelated characters in Russia. There is a main character (Count Bezhuov), but he is the main character by default, because there are so many characters to which so much time is devoted. The story has so many facets that a main plotline can't be given. It goes into every aspect of life in Moscow and St. Petersburg society, as well as a soldier's life in the Napoleonic Wars. On top of this is Leo Tolstoy devoting chapters and chapters to his direct philosophy on war and life in general. As I said before, this book is massive.
This report prepared by David J. Peterson








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century Life of a profession:    -   soldier Inside culture (main char)    -   Russian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Russian War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

City?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

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