War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy that was first published in 1867. Explore a plot summary, important quotes, and an in-depth analysis of Pierre Bezukhov.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of War and Peace, chapter by chapter break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in War and Peace and in-depth analyses of Pierre Bezukhov, Andrew Bolkonski, Natasha Rostova, General Kutuzov, and Platon Karataev..

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in War and Peace, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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