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Essays on War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy

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Country

Russia

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Original language

Russian, with some French

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Original title

Война и миръ

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Genre

Novel (Historical novel)

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Publication date

Serialised 1865–1867; book 1869

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Major Characters

Pierre Bezukhov, Natasha Rostov, Andrei (Andrew) Bolkonsky, Nikolai (Nicholas) Rostov, Count and Countess Rostov, Sonya, Marya (Mary) Bolkonsky, Prince Bolkonsky, Liza (Lise) Bolkonsky, Mademoiselle Bourienne, Helene Kuragin, Anatole and Ippolit Kuragin, Boris Drubetskoy, Anna Mikhailovna Drubetskoy, Julie Karagin, Napoleon, General Kutuzov, General Bagration, Dolokhov and Denisov, Platon Karataev, Osip (Iosif) Alexeevich Bazdeev

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The novel's primary historical setting is the French invasion of Russia in 1812, which was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars and a period of patriotic significance to Russia.

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