War and Peace. 4. Chapter I. 'Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family es- tates of the Buonapartes. But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this. Free PDF, epub, site ebook. War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in and follows three of the best-known characters in. Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Andrey was wounded in a desperate charge. As he lay gazing up at the sky among the masses of dead and wounded soldiers, Napoleon and his victorious generals approached nearby. The Emperor himself glanced halfheartedly at Andrey and, thinking he was dead, almost passed by — when he thought he saw the young officer move.

Pierre, meanwhile, having inherited a fortune, married a beautiful but disloyal woman whose only interest was retaining her name through social climbing. At dinner, a former gambling friend, Dolohov, insulted Pierre. Incensed at this — and more so at the rumor that Dolohov had had an affair with his wife — Pierre challenged the more experienced man to a duel, and though he had hardly ever fired a gun, he managed to wound Dolohov. He then left town, alone, and joined the brotherhood of Freemasons, a religious order founded to care for the needy and lift the lower classes.

Pierre had finally found people who shared his ideals. Soon thereafter, Andrey returned from the war to find his estranged wife about to give birth. He looked helplessly on at the frightened, accusing, deathlike face of his wife, who seemed to blame him for her pain.

When she died right after the birth, Andrey, haunted by her ordeal, fell into a deep and cynical depression. Austerlitz … his wife … he no longer could summon the lofty ideals he once knew. Pierre, once more in company of his friend, noticed that Andrey seemed to have lost his zeal for life. He spoke to him about Freemasonry and the good it could do, but Andrey spurned such philosophical drivel.

The Some One is God. The now-healed rascal Dolohov tried to woo her, but she rejected him in favor of Nikolay. Dolohov, in revenge, challenged Nikolay to a game of cards, and won 43, rubles. The disgraced young man quickly borrowed money from his father, paid Dolohov, and returned to the war.

In , Napoleon and Alexander, Czar of Russia, signed a never-honored peace treaty.

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Each chose at random one soldier from their ranks to receive the Legion of Honor. To fight and not to think.

That is all. Immediately the seeds of renewal planted by Pierre sprang forth in love. He forgot his dead wife and began to think of marriage.

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Andrey, dejected, left Moscow to work for the government. During this time, the handsome yet disreputable Anatole Kuragin, who had left his first wife, spied Natasha and determined to make her his own. Pierre confronted Anatole and stood up for his absent friend.

Dejected, Anatole soon left for Petersburg, but when Andrey learned of the near-marriage, he rejected Natasha and pursued Anatole for revenge. About this time, Pierre himself became disillusioned; he had found many of the masons to be corrupt and concerned only with themselves and with their own status and wealth, at the expense of the truly needy.

The Freemason members — who had in fact inducted Pierre into the order solely for his wealth — did not approve of his rhetoric, and Pierre left the Order, never to return. Pierre, alone, was sensitive to heartbroken Natasha, and soon found rebirth in his relationship with the young woman. Though she still pined over the loss of her beloved Andrey, Natasha tried but failed to take her own life.

As she recovered, Pierre tenderly cared for her needs. But because of his friendship with Andrey and being such a short time since Andrey and Natasha had been lovers, he could not bring himself to proclaim his affection. In despair, he also departed Moscow.

Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness. To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her. The subdued smile which, though it did not suit her faded features, always played round her lips expressed, as in a spoiled child, a continual consciousness of her charming defect, which she neither wished, nor could, nor considered it necessary, to correct.

In the midst of a conversation on political matters Anna Pavlovna burst out: "Oh, don't speak to me of Austria. Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.

She is betraying us!

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Russia alone must save Europe. Our gracious sovereign recognizes his high vocation and will be true to it. That is the one thing I have faith in! Our good and wonderful sovereign has to perform the noblest role on earth, and he is so virtuous and noble that God will not forsake him.

He will fulfill his vocation and crush the hydra of revolution, which has become more terrible than ever in the person of this murderer and villain! We alone must avenge the blood of the just one Whom, I ask you, can we rely on?

England with her commercial spirit will not and cannot understand the Emperor Alexander's loftiness of soul. She has refused to evacuate Malta.

She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions. What answer did Novosiltsev get?

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The English have not understood and cannot understand the self-abnegation of our Emperor who wants nothing for himself, but only desires the good of mankind. And what have they promised?

And what little they have promised they will not perform! Prussia has always declared that Buonaparte is invincible, and that all Europe is powerless before him And I don't believe a word that Hardenburg says, or Haugwitz either.With the pace of change in IT accelerating at such an unprecedented rate, I consider this essential reading for my entire leadership team.

Apollo Editions Published: Oxford Univ Pr Published: Can one be calm in times like these if one has any feeling? Leo Tolstoy, Pat Conroy, Publisher: Volume I: Perennial Published: Description Comments Ungluers 13 Editions.

If you read it more than once, as almost everyone who reads it at all does, these responses may occur at quite different times.

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