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War and Peace: Volume 2 (War and Peace #2)

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— Couchez-vous ! cria l'aide de camp en se jetant à terre. Le prince André, debout, hésitait. La grenade fumante tournait comme une toupie entre lui et l'aide de camp, à la limite de la prairie et du champ, près d'une touffe d'armoise.

« Est-ce vraiment la mort ? se dit le prince André en considérant d'un regard neuf, envieux, l'herbe, l'armoise et le filet de fumée qui s'é
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Paperback, 736 pages
Published July 30th 1957 by Penguin (first published 1865)
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André
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O que devemos dizer quando achamos que está tudo dito? Quando achamos que não podemos acrescentar mais nada? Guerra e Paz, esse monumento literário, cuja arquitectura é fenomenal, é uma lição literária, filosófica e histórica. É um daqueles raros livros que conseguem afectar a nossa vida e o nosso pensamento, que nos permitem crescer enquanto pessoas. E se de monumentos comecei a falar, poderia também dispor o livro como se fosse um quadro. Um quadro que dispõe de imensos detalhes: pinceladas de ...more
Cristiana de Sousa
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Este segundo volume consegue ser ainda mais emocionante que o anterior. Agora que conhecemos as personagens mais intimamente, é espantoso como Tolstoi consegue fazer com que o percurso delas tenha tanta importância para nós leitores. Não existindo muitos cenários de guerra neste volume, o que nos prende a atenção desde da primeira pagina são as gigantescas intrigas da alta aristocracia de S. Petersburgo. E estas intrigas são tao bem construídas, que nunca sentimos falta da ação de uma guerra. Pi ...more
Teresa
3. O Direito de Não Acabar Um Livro
Daniel Pernac (Os Direitos do Leitor)
Do primeiro volume saltei algumas páginas de batalhas; deste "li" quase metade mas saltei a maioria. Obviamente, não tenho defeitos a assinalar à obra (é de um autor que escreveu um dos meus livros favoritos), apenas o assunto, ou a extensão e forma como Tolstoy o arrasta, não me interessa. (Até a série que ando a ver me aborrece. Sou um caso perdido...)
Em relação às estrelas não sei o que hei-de fazer. Vou deixar em branco,
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Magrat Ajostiernos
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clásico, 2016
Un libro enorme en todos los aspectos :)
Quitando algunas partes Históricas demasiado densas (en esto me recordó a "Los Miserables") la narración me resultó en su mayor parte apasionante, y los personajes cada vez más fascinantes (me reconcilié y los comprendí en la segunda parte a todos).
Una obra muy reflexiva y pasional a la que hay que dedicarle su tiempo pero que te recompensa con creces el esfuerzo.

♥ #TeamAndrei #TeamNikolenska ...... #TeamBolkonsky
Manny
Dec 07, 2014 rated it liked it
An old joke in the Mr and Mrs series that I was just reminded of:
"Mr and Mrs Peacepartou... and their son, Warren Peacepartou!"
(Some British people allegedly find this funny)
Andrea
I finally finished War and Peace!! That's an incredible feeling of accomplishment. Volumes 3 and 4 definitely contained many more war segments, compared to the previous two. Sometimes it was trying to get through them, but once in a while a brilliant scene would emerge and capture my attention once more (ie. Pierre as a French captive). I loved how Tolstoy brought one of the most famous Russian generals, Kutuzov, to life through his field strategy and defiant nature.

I'm a bit disappointed about
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Anna
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just blown away really! I love how much of this is about deconstructing the unconscious rules and reasons that lead to the actions or inactions of the characters and the historical events. Pierre is a beautiful metaphor for being guided by elements he is barely aware of and cannot control. It resonated with me because in a way it felt the same as the feminist task to dismantle patriarchal assumptions that guide our lives.
And yayay Nicolai/Maria and excuse me while I just pretend Denisov/Sonya wa
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Molly
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
Foi com grande satisfação que recebi o segundo volume desta obra clássica e logo comecei a lê-lo, para ficar a conhecer os destinos das personagens que tinha ficado a conhecer no primeiro volume.

Depois de ter lido o primeiro volume e de o ter achado um pouco descritivo e sem muita ação, foi com alegria que constatei, ao começar a ler este e lá mais para o meio, que o enredo se estava a compor. Mais ação, mais drama e mais emoção são os três ingredientes que aparecem a mais neste volume e que me
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Mark
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russisch
Zo'n 1550 pagina's, da's een heleboel. Tolstoj wil ook een hoop vertellen. Hij neemt de lezer in Oorlog en Vrede mee naar het begin van de 19e eeuw, naar Napoleons opmars, via Oostenrijk en Polen, naar Rusland en uiteindelijk Moskou, en vervolgens Napoleons afmars. The rise and fall of Napoleon, zeg maar.
De vragen die Tolstoj leiden zijn: Welke kracht brengt volkeren in beweging? En: wat is macht? Na al die pagina's blijft de auteur het antwoord schuldig, wat echter niet betekent dat je als lez
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Kristine
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: klasika
Beidzot ir izlasīts krievu klasiskās literatūras grands, pēc lappušu skaita jau nu noteikti. Otrajai grāmatai dodu 4.5 zvaigznes, kas noapaļojot ir 5! Nav tik aizraujoša kā pirmā grāmata, bet ko gan aizraujošu var dot karš.. Vairāku mēnešu garumā lasot par tik dažādo varoņu dzīvi, rodas sajūta, ka es būtu gatava turpināt lasīt par varoņu dzīvesgājumu līdz pat viņu nāvei. Galvenais, kas mani aizrāva grāmatā ir tas, cik dažādu apstākļu un notikumu iespaidā mainījās cilvēku raksturi, iezīmes un tur ...more
Margje
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.
Imen Prima
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-favourites
Comme je l'ai dit après avoir lu le premier tome, ce n'est pas juste un roman, cela Tolstoi le dit de sa propre bouche, c'est une oeuvre grandiose qui mêle le roman, l'histoire, la philosophie, ce tome 2 est particulièrement intéressant et passionnant car rempli des pensées critiques de Tolstoi vis-à-vis des historiens qui ont écrit sur la guerre de 1812, son idée principale étant qu'on ne peut pas expliquer un évènement où des millions d'hommes s'entretuent par la volonté d'un seul homme (Napol ...more
Alex
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Confesso que não li as últimas 40 páginas deste livro. A história das personagens já tinha terminado e a segunda parte do epilogo consistia em reflexões de Tolstoi. Ao longo do livro existem muitas assim mas 40 páginas concentradas pareceram-me uma odisseia. De certeza que são um verdadeiro tesouro literário mas para a ler intensivamente não, não mesmo. Grande obra esta. Requer tempo e dedicação mas vale a pena. Apenas consigo apontar alguns senãos: Natasha Rostov (não gostei dela desde o inicio ...more
Roger Abrahams
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wat een fris boek is dit! Een klassieker uit de wereldliteratuur waaraan ik zo lang niet durfde te beginnen, maar nu weet ik dat Oorlog en vrede uitstekend leesbaar is (zeker met de nieuwe vertaling uit 2006, die ik overigens niet ken, maar die uit 1966 voldeed ook). Tolstoj schreef een soap, verdeeld in korte hoofdstukken, en tegelijk een historische roman over een Rusland waar de elite met bijna niets anders bezig dan met Napoleon, die op zeker moment het land binnenvalt. Groots in opzet, maar ...more
Sara Jesus
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, classics
O seu volume de Guerra e paz é ainda melhor do que primeiro. Apesar de estar repleto de reflexões do autor sobre os mais diversos temas, não deixa de ser intenso quanto as reviravoltas das personagens. Nomeadamente das personagens Pedro e Natacha. Pedro acabou-se por revelar um pessoa com uma grande alma e coração, principalmente depois de ficar prisioneiro dos franceses e passar as mais diversas provações. As suas conversas com um velho soldado são as mais agradáveis de todo o livro. Natacha f ...more
Bruce
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
War and Peace, like Anna Karenin, has two plots between which the narrative goes back and forth: the Napoleonic Wars in Russia and the personal drama of the major characters. They intersect and occasionally blend, but each has its own separate and distinct impetus.

The war plot famously illustrates Tolstoy's idea that history is moved not by the decisions of "great men" (like Napoleon), but rather by the sum of decisions made by everyone in a society -- and no one, least of all the great men, can
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Linda Beldava
Pasaules klasika un viena no top grāmatām, kas esot jāizlasa dzīves laikā un, kā tikko arī uzzināju viens no visu laiku garākajiem romāniem. Labi, ka to uzzināju tikai tagad.
Laiks ap 19.gs sākums, centrā vairākas aristokrātu ģimenes, kas grāmatas iesākumā manā neuzmanīgajā prātā rada haosu. Nespēju atšķirt, kurš ir kam rads, ienaidnieks vai iemīļotais. Pamazām gan tas noskaidrojas un sāk kļūt interesanti. Drīz sākas karš un tad arī uzmācas garlaicība (man) - tās kara ainiņas ar jādelēšanu turpu
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russell barnes
Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, russia
Holy cow, where do you begin with this 1400 page behemoth that is a by-word for a thanklessly huge novel?

Oddly Volume 1 (the first 700 pages) fairly rollicks along. There are battles, balls and bad romances, and even the relentlessly complex Russian naming system is curiously missing so you don't have to constantly refer to a Who's Who table to cross-check the patronymics, pet names, last names, nick names and married names.

Volume 2 though is an entirely different prospect as the story diminishe
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Andrey
Mar 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Книга, раскрывающая суть человеческого общества, рассматривающая самые разные стороны жизни людей. Здесь и личная жизнь героев, и глобальные исторические события.
Этот роман во многом повлиял на мое мировоззрение.
Tulip
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
في هذا الجزء يغلب عليه المشاعر والعواطف.. دارت أحداثه بين الحب المُتبادل بين الأطراف .. فمثلاً الأمير آندره أحبّ ناتاشا
Suheyla
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tolstoy okumak güzel. Hele de savaş ve barış ile dünya görüşüm bile farklılaştı. Hiç bir zaman istenen ile olan aynı yolda yürümüyor. Aşk bile sıkılıp uçuveriyor başka gönüllere. Ya da yapacağım dediğin şeyin tam tersi için uğraşırken bulabiliriz kendimizi. Napolyon ingiltere ile savaşacağım derken doğuya yönelmesi gibi. Ya da insan ilişkilerinde beklentilerin tam tersine sonuçlanması gibi. İnsanlarda değişmeyen tek şeyin savaşma güdüsü olduğunu söyleyebilirim. Onun dışında çıktığım yolculugun i ...more
Pnyxis
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-recomiendo

Me resulta un poco difícil hablar de un LIBRO de más de 1000 páginas, aunque pueda parecer contradictorio. Si el libro es un clásico COMO Guerra y Paz y el autor es un hombre como Lev Nikoláievich Tolstói la tarea se me hace aún más complicada. De modo que aun a riesgo de que dejes de leer a CONTINUACIÓN, lo que voy a hacer va a ser dejarte posiblemente mi pasaje favorito. Porque, como Andrei, yo ando moribundo en cama, y si Natasha apareciera en este momento mi dicha no sería comparable a la su
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Ahmed
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"et c’est ainsi qu’agissaient, en conséquence de leurs dispositions particulières, de leurs habitudes, de leurs désirs, les individus qui prenaient part à cette guerre mémorable. Leurs appréhensions, leurs vanités, leurs joies, leurs critiques ; tous ces sentiments, provenant de ce qu’ils croyaient être leur libre arbitre, étaient les instruments inconscients de l’histoire, et travaillaient, à leur insu, au résultat dont aujourd’hui seulement on peut se rendre compte. Tel est le sort invariable ...more
Carmo
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vi-o-fime, bib-p
Não me ocorre nada sobre Guerra e Paz que já não tenha sido dito. Para o bem e para o mal, é o clássico dos clássicos, um livro que não teria a força que tem ao fim de tantos anos se não fosse absolutamente marcante para quem o lê.
Nas palavras de Tolstoi, “ não é um romance, um poema muito menos, e não é sequer uma crónica histórica.” Para mim foi uma epopeia, nem sempre pacífica, mas monumental e magistral em toda a sua concepção.
Não é difícil de ler pela escrita, pelo contrário, o vocabulári
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Clif Hostetler
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One way of describing War and Peace is that its scope is as expansive and broad as the Russian countryside. Critics of the book pick up on this theme and agree with Henry James when he says that Russian novels are, “... large, loose, baggy monsters, with their queer elements of the accidental and the arbitrary,..." In other words, they have no obvious beginning, middle and end.

I agree that such a description can be applied to War and Peace, but once finished and I had a chance to reflect on the
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Hend mostafa
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الحرب والسلم الجزء التانى اروع بكثير من الجزء الاول
احببت وصف وتعرية ما يدور فى قصور النبلاء ونخبة المجتمع من مظاهر الثراء ولم اجد فى كثير منهم
الا النفاق والكذب
اما الشخصيات الرئيسية
ال روستوف ,, وال بولكونسكى , وبيير
الجزء التالت اللى هيحدد مصيرهم
ولم اجد فى الامبراطور الكسندر الاول الا شخصية ضغيفة مقارنة بنابليون العظيم
ولم اجد سببا لهزيمة الروس الا لضعف جنرالاتهم وذكاء خصمهم
Justsmile91
Voltei a demorar a avançar no livro. Talvez porque as partes sobre a Guerra eram demasiado intensas, descritivas e demasiado palavreado técnico sobre estratégias de que nada percebo. Talvez porque a dramatização da Natacha me tenha irritado, ou a parvoíce de Pierre se meter num campo de batalha que não lhe dizia respeito. Ou até porque o ego de Napoleão era realmente uma coisa demasiado grandiosa. Não sei, mas a verdade é que demorei a agarrar-me no livro, mas depois de agarrar foi sempre a devo ...more
Heba Abdullah
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
766 صفحة أنهيتها في أربعة أيام ولم أشعر معها بمرور الوقت ولا مرور الصفحات.. كنت بكل إحساسي مع الشخصيات في الأحداث؛ أبتسم، أضحك، أحزن، أغضب، أتحير.... استغرقت في الرواية بكل مشاعري..

وصف تصويري هايل لحياة المجتمع الراقي في روسيا ،، تجد شخصيات متعددة ومتنوعة، ولا يوجد بطل محدد تدور الرواية حوله، فالجميع هنا أبطال !
تظهر في هذا الجزء التناقضات والتقلبات النفسية وتضارب مشاعر شخصيات الرواية ،، تساؤلات كثيرة عن الحياة ومصير الإنسان، والجميل أن تولستوي لا يفرض وجهة نظر معينة بل يثير التساؤلات من خلال الج
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Perry Whitford
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'On the 12th of June 1812 the forces of Western Europe crossed the frontiers of Russia, and war began: in other words, an event took place counter to all the laws of human reason and human nature.'

This striking line occurs in the very first paragraph of the second volume of Tolstoy's towering novel, an effective preface for the wider, historical outlook taken by the author from the mid-point onwards of his great work.

Tolstoy is vehement in his didactic purpose to discredit the 'great man' theory
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Patrick
Sep 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Le tome 2 est un peu plus ardu que le premier. Le coup de massue final sur le libre arbitre laisse pantois. Je comprends mieux les lecteurs qui parlent d'un OVNI de la littérature, puisque en un bouquin vous avez la chronique historique, l'essai philosophique, et le récit au sens romanesque. Cependant tout s'enchaîne assez naturellement. Les analyses précèdent les descriptions des évènements par les personnages. Les essais précisent la pensée de l'auteur et accentuent encore le parti pris de la ...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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“Сколько бы раз опыт и рассуждение ни показывали человеку, что в тех же условиях, с тем же характером он сделает то же самое, что и прежде, он, в тысячный раз приступая в тех же условиях, с тем же характером к действию, всегда кончавшемуся одинаково, несомненно чувствует себя столь же уверенным в том, что он может поступать, как он захочет, как и до опыта. Всякий человек, дикий и мыслитель, как бы неотразимо ему ни доказывали рассуждение и опыт то, что невозможно представить себе два поступка в одних и тех же условиях, чувствует, что без этого бессмысленного представления (составляющего сущность свободы) он не может себе представить жизни. Он чувствует, что, как бы это ни было невозможно, это есть; ибо без этого представления свободы он не только не понимал бы жизни, но не мог бы жить ни одного мгновения.” 2 likes
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