War and Peace begins with a scene at a party in St. Petersburg in 1805. It is the Napoleonic era a the French general has conquered much of Western Europe and Russia is nervous. Russia is allied with the Austrian Empire which is resisting Napoleonas forces along its borders. At the party the reader is introduced to the main characters including Pierre Bezukhov and Andrew Bolkonski and members of two families: Vasili, Anatole, and Helene Kuragin and Natasha, Sonya, and Nicholas Rostov. The plot is driven by the actions of the families a Andrew and Pierre join the Russian army at the Austrian Front, Nicholas almost gambles his familyas fortune away, and when Pierre returns home, he almost kills his wifeas lover. Andrew, missing in action on the Austrian Front, eventually returns home to find his wife has just died in childbirth. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.Hereplied: a#39;Fromno one;I madeit up myself.a#39; They threatened andquestioned him, buthe stuck tothat: a#39;I made it up myself.a#39; Andso it was reported to the count, who sent for the man. a#39;From whom did you get the proclamation?a#39; a#39;I wrote it myself.
|Title||:||War and Peace (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)|
|Publisher||:||Golgotha Press - 2013-11-21|