As Tolstoy has done with introducing most parts of the novel, we read seven fairly short chapters this week in which the author seemed to simply and di…
Week 40 Discussion ThreadPost all your thoughts, reactions, questions, hot takes, and more from Week 40 of our War and Peace reading. This week we’re reading Chapters 1-…
This week we finished up Part I of Volume IV, which reached a rather consequential conclusion. In the first few chapters, Pierre finds himself a prison…
Week 39 Discussion ThreadPost all your thoughts, reactions, questions, hot takes, and more from Week 39 of our War and Peace reading. This week we’re reading Chapters 10…
Our reading of Volume IV opens in St. Petersburg, hundreds of miles from Moscow and fully separated from the burning and pillaging happening there. We’…
We are now at about 75% through Tolstoy’s epic novel, first published in English in 1886, almost two decades after its original publication. Interestin…
Week 37 Discussion ThreadThis week we’ll dive into the final chapters, 30-34, of Volume III. My recap next week will likely just cover those chapters, but if you’re read…
This week we encountered a few of the longer chapters of the book, largely dealing with the French army’s occupation of Moscow. Whereas last week’s rea…
Week 36 Discussion ThreadPost all your thoughts, reactions, questions, hot takes, and more from Week 36 of our War and Peace reading. This week we’re reading Chapters 23…
Happy holiday weekend! I heard from a few of you—and I agree—that this week’s reading was a bit boring. I didn’t highlight much this week myself, other…
Week 35 Discussion ThreadPost all your thoughts, reactions, questions, hot takes, and more from Week 35 of our War and Peace reading. This week we’re reading Chapters 16…
Let’s start with a quote from Jay Winik’s April 1865, which I’ve been reading and enjoying over the last week: “War, for victors and losers alike, is i…