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War and Peace Vol. 2 (Dole Translation)

Leo Tolstoy

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I am inclined to rank Count Tolstoy not among the realists or naturalists, but rather as an impressionist. He is often careless about accuracy. Numberless incongruities can be pointed out. He is as willing to adopt an anachronism as a medieval painter. I would defy an historian to reconstruct the battle of Austerlitz from Count Tolstoy's description. And yet what a picture of a battle was ever more vivid! It is like a painting where the general impression is true, but a close analysis discovers nothing but contradictory lines! What a succession -- a kaleidoscopic succession of life-views, he gives in "War and Peace!" One follows the other without confusion, naturally, with entrancing interest. "The court and camp, town and country, nobles and peasants, -- all are sketched in with the same broad and sure outline. We pass at a leap from a soiree to a battle-field, from a mud hovel to a palace, from an idyl to a saturnalia. As we summon our recollections of the prodigal outpouring of a careless genius, a troop of characters as lifelike as any in Scott or in Shakespeare, defile before our mental eye. Tolstoy finds endless opportunities of inculcating his favorite themes: -- the mastery of circumstance over will and desire, the weakness of man in the front of things, and the necessity for resignation." (from the Preface by N.H. Dole) Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 (to be recorded) Volume 4 (to be recorded)

Language:

English

Narrators:

MaryAnnS

Length:

16h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

15:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

14:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

12:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

17:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

22:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

21:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

13:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

13:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

11:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

13:05


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

13:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

13:15


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:02