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War and Peace, V1

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Translated by Rosemary Jennings.
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Published by IndyPublish.com (first published 1865)
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Joe Pomis Depends how quickly you read and how much time you have. I read a little bit every day and have been at it for almost three months. I hope to be…moreDepends how quickly you read and how much time you have. I read a little bit every day and have been at it for almost three months. I hope to be finished by the end of the year. It is worth the effort, pretty amazing really. It is hard to get started because Tolstoy just jumps right in with a lot of characters and exposition but once you get into the rhythm it is more fun.(less)
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Teresa
Para justificar as três estrelas pedi autorização a Daniel Pennac para usar um dos seus Direitos do Leitor:
10. O Direito de Não Falar do Que se Leu

Vanita
Oct 30, 2014 Vanita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
10 dicas para ler "Guerra e Paz" de Tolstoi

Eu tinha prometido, portanto, aqui vai o meu pequeno contributo para quem ainda não se aventurou na leitura daquele que é considerado um dos maiores clássicos da literatura russa. Deixem-me ressalvar apenas que não me vou pronunciar sobre a riqueza do texto, as maravilhas da estrutura da obra ou as reflexões, militares, emocionais, psicológicas e filosóficas de Lev Tólstoi. Ler o "Guerra e Paz" é uma experiência única, pessoal e pouco há a acrescentar a
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Cristiana de Sousa
Ainda nem acredito que fui capaz de ler o primeiro volume deste clássico russo, tao importante e imponente de toda a literatura mundial. Sendo eu fascinada pela cultura russa, já seria de esperar que iria gostar, mas sinceramente nunca pensei ficar tao envolvida na historia. Todo o ambiente envolvido e a riquesa das personagens são sem duvida os pontos fortes da obra. A linguagem apesar de ser um clássico senti facilidade em entender as tramas que iam acontecendo. Sem duvida que foi a melhor for ...more
Nelson Zagalo
Jan 12, 2016 Nelson Zagalo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um quarto do livro, não dá para emitir uma opinião. Do que li gostei, sem me deslumbrar. Quase todo o livro introduz personagens, por isso raramente nos agarra, existindo no final da descrição de cada grupo momentos de incerteza que geram motivação para descobrir os seus desfechos e assim continuar a leitura.


"Napoleão em Austerlitz" (1810) de François Gérard

O momento alto surge nas últimas 30 páginas com a batalha de Austerlitz a fazer brilhar o melhor de Tolstoy e a prometer muito para os pró
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Mark Seewald
Aug 07, 2012 Mark Seewald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After years of lying to myself and others I finally read the entire book - completely on my IPhone no less. In my defense, I couldn't help lying. After working tirelessly to sustain a (minor) reputation as a reader (and quite knowledgable person)of 19th cetury Russian writers I found it impossible to admit I never read the biggest book of them all. Now that I have read it I can only say that the hype doesn't live up to the book. Sweeping historical movement combined with brilliant observations o ...more
Alex
Dec 09, 2015 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Única coisa negativa deste livro: Natacha Rostov. É daquelas personagens histéricas e desinteressantes de quem todas as personagens gostam (dá quase vontade de entrar no livro e cometer um assassínio). De resto só posso dizer que estou entusiasmada pelo próximo volume e por ler mais sobre a guerra.
Anna
Feb 01, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably redundant to say this is brilliant. All the characters are flawed flawed people and I love them so much. Heading to the second volume begging them all to sort their shit out. Pierre! Assert yourself properly! Maria! Believe in yourself! Andrei, I don't even know, you are both amazing and hopeless! Nikolai, stick to the army and the simple life! Dolohov die in the fires of eternal hell! Sonya, start cross-dressing more often, it suits you! Count Rostov, stop spending money!!
As a side no
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Molly
Sep 23, 2015 Molly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
O muito aclamado romance de Tolstoi chegou agora à Saída de Emergência e tive a oportunidade de o ler. Considerado por muitos o melhor romance de sempre e adaptado por diversas vezes para o cinema e televisão, este é um livro que todos devemos de ler.

Esta é a minha primeira experiência com Tolstoi; a primeira parte desta obra. Gostei bastante da escrita e do sarcasmo e ironia presentes em praticamente todas as frases do livro e isso foi um dos principais aspetos que mais me agradou. Escrito num
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Lira
Dec 08, 2015 Lira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was real (at least it felt so) and I loved it.Tolstoy is I find the master of putting in words even the most complicated thoughts that wander our heads. I will definitely keep on reading.
Bruce
Oct 24, 2014 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Novelist Virginia Woolf wrote that Tolstoy was, "the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?" Medical missionary Paul Farmer said, “This is just like Lord of the Rings!” Years afterward he’d say, “I mean, what could be more religious than Lord of the Rings or War and Peace? ” This epic work of historical fiction is a richly-detailed and thought-provoking tale of the Napoleonic Wars and human passion.

I enjoy the freshness of the translation by Aylmer and L
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Linda Beldava
Sākums bija mokošs un garlaicīgs, gandrīz katrā progresa atskaitē par to paspēju pažēloties. Iespējams, var vilkt paralēles ar mūsu pašu "Zaļo zemi". Nezinu - neesmu izlasījusi. :) Bet ar Karu un Mieru nav tik traki, pienāk brīdis, kad kļūst interesanti, un pusromāns tiek nobeigts ar intrigu.
Laikmetu atšķirības liek par sevi manīt un piedod savu devu eksotikas - piemēram, sabiedrības uzskati par attiecību veidošanu un nodevību. Ak, un Natālijas naivums un pusaudžu mīlestība - tik tipiska un nem
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Augustine  of Elsinore
Αν και είμαι ακόμα στα μισά, μπορώ με σιγουριά να πω ότι το πρώτο βιβλίο που διαβάζω από τον κύριο Τολστόι και το πρώτο βιβλίο από ρωσική λογοτεχνία γενικά, με έχει αφήσει άφωνη. Αν και μεγάλο, το συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα σε όπο@ είναι βιβλιόφιλος και δεν το έχει διαβάσει ακόμα. Ο τρόπος γραφής και οι ζωντανές περιγραφές του συγγραφέα συνεπάρουν και τον πιο δύσκολο αναγνώστη. Καταπληκτική απεικόνιση της ρωσικής αριστοκρατικής κοινωνίας και του πως ο πόλεμος αλλάζει όλη την κοσμοθεωρία σου.
Emre Önkibar
Feb 01, 2013 Emre Önkibar rated it really liked it
Külttür, abilerimiz ablalarımız kitap hakkında zamanında gerekli şeyleri söylemişlerdir. Yalnız o ne bohem hayatmış arkadaş bir yandan her tarafta kontlar, prensler, krallar, subaylar, bir yandan partiden kız beğenmeler, kızını dövmeyen dizini döver kafasında babalar, kezban hanım kızlar... Yazarın hakkını verelim iyi tahliller mevcut dönemle ilgili. Klasiktir; okuyunuz.
Leonid Svidersky
Классика, что сказать. Дал себе обещание прочесть после покупки читалки.
Главный итог: бальзам на душу после сухих новостных текстов и безграмотных блогов.
Paulo
Jan 30, 2014 Paulo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
A história de Guerra e Paz passa-se no tempo de Napoleão e (até agora) acompanha o percurso de alguns personagens russos e suas famílias, conforme saiem da sua confortável vida de alta sociedade em direção à guerra.

Este primeiro volume está estruturado em três partes, começando por nos introduzir aos personagens chave no contexto da alta sociedade russa e seguindo depois gradualmente para as operações militares. Portanto temos num mesmo livro a pomposidade da alta sociedade, com as suas festas e
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Yann
May 24, 2012 Yann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russie, xixème, fiction
Quel labeur abattu par l'auteur! C'est très bon. A lire d'une traite car il y a beaucoup de personnages.
Sith Lancerlot
المراجعة والتقييم بعد الانتهاء من المجلدات كاملاً.
Perry Whitford
Jun 27, 2015 Perry Whitford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read War and Peace once before twenty years ago and as you would expect loved it. Would I love it as much the second time around?

Most assuredly. Furthermore, now in my early forties I appreciate even more Flaubert's famous assessment after he had read it: "This is the first class work! What an artist and what a psychologist!"

How true that last statement is in particular! What distinguishes War and Peace from 19th century literature is the realistic changes and growth that the major characters
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Travis Bughi
Apr 19, 2015 Travis Bughi rated it liked it
Someday, possibly soon, someone is going to get furious that I didn't give War and Peace 5 stars, but whatever. Whoever you are, I'm not lying to spare your feelings.

I now know why no one ever recommends War and Peace in reading forums. Simply put, this thing is outdated. If you're going to read it, just skim it. I'll hit the highlights of the good, the bad, and the ugly bellow.

The Good - The beginning & the Characters. The story starts with an in-depth look at the primary characters, who th
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Carol
Jul 25, 2015 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This famous Russian author writes wonderfully but he goes off on philosophical tangents which can be tedious to read. The characters and story lines are compelling as are the battle scenes.
I realize that this book needs a more thorough examination and I hope one day to do it the justice Tolstoy's efforts deserve.

Here was my reaction after reading part I:
I finished volume ONE of Leo Tolstoy's novel last night.

"convoyed on every side by stars but distinguished from them all by its nearness to t
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Marisa Martins
Com a invasão da Rússia por parte das tropas de Napoleão Bonaparte, a sociedade russa vive dias de incerteza sobre o futuro. No meio de desespero, a jovem Natasha apaixona-se pelo nobre Andrei Balkon e acompanhamos o seu crescimento de jovem inexperiente a senhora da sociedade. Sempre com a guerra à espreita, as histórias e personagens giram à volta da sociedade russa e de como as lutras travadas nos campos de batalhas interferem com as suas vidas.

Natacha, defronte dele, olhava para Boris como
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April
May 24, 2012 April rated it really liked it
I enjoy Tolstoy SO much more now than I did in Mrs. Warr's AP English class. :-) My one problem with the novel is I find myself getting irritated by some of the characters. That's probably a good indicator of the author's ability to make a character come alive but the whole privilege of the nobility is something that i just can not sympathize with. And, I just want to give Pierre a good shake and ask him what is wrong with him.
It was perfect to follow up A Tale of Two Cities with War and Peace.
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Trisha
Jul 30, 2014 Trisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is the 5th time I read this, this time back to the Edmonds' translation. prefer this translation and I DO enjoy it, but the hundreds of pages devoted to the war battles and the details of such interefere with it's function as a novel. I understand he had other purposes in mind, such as his viewpoint of the war efforts and Napoleon but judging as a work of fiction, it is still 3* because the novel, character part, gets countermanded by the war analysis.
Kamilė
Jul 31, 2015 Kamilė rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, classic
Didn't particularly enjoy the war part (couldn't understand very much), but was genuinely interested to read about daily life (if I dare to call it like that) of these times... The characters of women there are just amazing – the ladies are so strong minded, determined, powerful and, of course, charming!
Looking forward to the second volume, although the length of it scares me, haha...
Jennifer
May 24, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
There's a reason that this book is one of the great classics of literature. It's wonderful! It's all about the characters, which are so richly detailed that the reader can see and hear them, as well as empathize. It's rare that a book delves so deeply into the emotions of the characters and even into their spiritual and moral growth. That in and of itself makes this a treasure.
It could be challenging to some to stumble over the russian names of places and surnames of minor characters, but the ma
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CD

It doesn't really take longer to read than either War or Peace; this will take more than one or two evening to read. Russian literature is wordy when translated, but no more so than the dense originals.

Tolstoy still provides the mental and visual landscape for most of the west the period prior to the beginning of the 'Soviet'. Various translations, versions, and commentaries do little to blunt or enhance the impact of this work. Bonaparte (Napoleon) and cronies engaged in a vast brutal campaign
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Emilia
May 24, 2012 Emilia rated it it was amazing
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual’s place in the historical process
There are a number of sub-plots in this great classic, and of course a love story
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Lolo
Jul 17, 2015 Lolo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cette oeuvre que l'auteur ne voulait voir classifiée dans aucun genre n'est pas éloignée du roman historique et se déroule au tout début du 19e siècle. Dans ce premier tome, l'essentiel des nombreux personnages appartient à l'aristocratie russe de Pétersbourg et Moscou. Tolstoï dépeint sans en avoir l'air tout ce qu'il y a d'hypocrite et de factice dans cette société, ainsi que la difficulté à échapper aux innombrables intriguent qu'elle génère. J'ai particulièrement aimé les chapitres traitant ...more
Lauma
Jun 09, 2015 Lauma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pirmā grāmata pabeigta.
Nemaz tik garlaicīgi nebija, bet brīžiem pieķēru sevi pie domām par to, kāpēc lasu, kas ir tas dižais šai grāmatā, par to, ka bija epizodes, kuras varētu būt liekas, taču atspoguļoja laikmeta paradumus, kā arī sižets brīžiem atsauca asociācijas ar Kristapa (ja nemaldos) pieminēto ziepeni. Galu galā, darbam ir eposa stils un tāpēc varbūt tās ne tik nepieciešamās ainas. Pārākajā sajūsmā pagaidām neesmu, taču ir kāre noskaidrot, kas ar tiem varoņiem notiks, un gribas to ķeksī
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Nancy
Aug 17, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1001-books, 2013
A monumental saga with detailed depictions of trials and tribulations of war and the effects on the lives of two primary families with an assortment of extended characters. The main character Pierre transforms mentally and physically over the span of the novel, in addition to other compelling notables such as Natasha, Mary, Nicholas, Prince Andrew, and Platon Karateav. To his detriment, Tolstoy added quite a heavy-handed dose of philosophical and historical lectures. By the time I finished the s ...more
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider To ...more
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“...O que é ruim? O que é bom? O que se deve amar, e o que se deve odiar? Para que se deve viver e o que eu sou? O que é a vida, o que é a morte? Que força governa tudo?",ele se perguntava. E não havia resposta para nenhuma dessas perguntas, a não ser uma resposta sem lógica, e que nem mesmo respondia a tais perguntas. A resposta era a seguinte: "Você vai morrer e tudo vai terminar. Você vai morrer e vai ficar sabendo de tudo...ou vai parar de perguntar". Mas morrer também era terrível.” 0 likes
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