War and Peace stretched the boundaries of literature. It has a huge cast and momentous themes: history and the role of the individual – mighty or insignificant – within its upheavals; love and marriage; the pros and cons of acting in accordance with convention; and youth versus age, and death. While he was writing it, Tolstoy called it an historical novel but he later said it was, "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less an historical chronicle."
"It is all that, and more," responds one contemporary critic. With Anna Karenina (1878), it is one of Tolstoy's masterpieces.
In 2009, Newsweek ranked War and Peace first on its list Top 100 Books.
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