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, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: “To read him . . . is to find one’s way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.”
Match the description to the book titles. The plots of all these books focus on families/dynasties.
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Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Alexandre Dumas, Robert Graves
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Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Richardson
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Men In Uniform
Can you find the book that matches the description of these Men in Uniform?
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Stories of War
Leo Tolstoy, Homer, Joseph Heller, Sebastian Faulks
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War and Warfare
Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, Niccolò Machiavelli, Sun Tzu
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