War and Peace is widely recognized as one of the greatest novels ever written. Alongside Anna Karenina, it is Tolstoy’s masterpiece.
The book is massive, but at the same time a page-turner, moving between a number of different characters at peace and war during the period of 1805 to 1813 at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Tolstoy studied the history of the time in great detail, and also used his own experiences of the Crimean War to portray the realism of life on campaign and in battle. But yet this is also a story of love and romance, and the very nature of what it is to be human and to have a purpose in life – themes that Tolstoy explored throughout his fiction.
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