|Plot Summary of War and Peace|
|"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."
David J. Peterson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of War and Peace|
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Time/era of story
- 19th century
Life of a profession:
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
- fancy mansion
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