Pride and Prejudice and Blitzkrieg: Tolstoy’s War and Peace

Review of War and Peace by Leo TolstoyBy PAUL D. MILLERWar and Peace is five hundred and sixty thousand words long. It is more than twice as long as Moby Dick, almost triple the length of Jane Eyre, more than quadruple Augustine’s Confessions. It is one great pulsating mass of text, a grey rising tide of narrative. Enter War and Peace at your peril: it may swallow you whole.If you dare the crossing and, unlike Napoleon’s Army, make it all the way back alive, you may discover the book … [Read more...]