War and Peace
War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina. War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of the novel, then known as The Year 1805, were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between 1865 and 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869. Newsweek in 2009 ranked it first in its list of the Top 100 Books. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 20 on the BBC's survey The Big Read. Tolstoy himself, somewhat enigmatically, said of War and Peace that it was "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle". Large sections of the work, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative. He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standard norms and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel.
The numerical value of war and peace in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of war and peace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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These are matters of war and peace.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Johnson himself turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.
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- الحرب والسلامArabic
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