War and Peace

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CHRONOLOGY OF LEO TOLSTOY
1828 28 August (OS.): born at Yasnaya Polyana, province of Tula,
fourth son of Count Nikolay Tolstoy. Mother dies 1830;
father 1837.
1844-7Studies at University of Kazan (Oriental Languages, then
Law). Leaves without graduating.
1851Goes to Caucasus with elder brother. Participates in army
raid on local village. Begins to write Childhood (publ. 1852).
1854Commissioned. Boyhood.* Active service on Danube; gets
posting to Sevastopol
1855After its fall returns to Petersburg, already famous for his
first two Sevastopol Sketches. Literary and social life in the
capital
1856Leaves army. A Landlord's Morning.
1857Visits Western Europe. August: returns to Yasnaya Polyana.
1859His interest and success in literature wane. Founds on his
estate a school for peasant children. Three Deaths; Family
Happiness
.
1860-1Second visit to Western Europe, in order to study educational
methods.
1861Serves as Arbiter of the Peace, to negotiate land settlements
after Emancipation of Serfs.
1862Death of two brothers. Marries Sophia Behrs, daughter of a
Moscow physician. There were to be thirteen children of the
marriage, only eight growing up. Publishes educational
magazine Yasnaya Polyana.
1863The Cossacks; Polikushka. Begins War and Peace.
1865-6 1805 (first part of War and Peace).
1866Unsuccessfully defends at court martial soldier who had
struck officer.
1869War and Peace completed; final vols. published.
1870Studies drama and Greek.
1871-2Working on Primer for children.
1872A Prisoner in the Caucasus.
1873Goes with family to visit new estate in Samara. Publicizes
Samara famine. Begins Anna Karenina (completed 1877).
* Tolstoy's works are dated, unless otherwise indicated, according to the year of publication.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • NOTE ON THE TRANSLATION xvii
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY xviii
  • CHRONOLOGY OF LEO TOLSTOY xix
  • PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS AND GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION xxi
  • DATES OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS xxiii
  • CHAPTER CONTENTS xxix
  • BOOK ONE 1
  • Part One 3
  • Part Two 113
  • Part Three 209
  • BOOK TWO 309
  • Part One 311
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  • Part Three 443
  • Part Four 519
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  • FIRST EPILOGUE 1207
  • SECOND EPILOGUE 1265
  • APPENDIX SOME WORDS ABOUT 'WAR AND PEACE' (Published in Russian Archive, 1868) 1307
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