War and Peace, Book 14: 1812

Leo TOLSTOY (1828 - 1910), translated by Aylmer MAUDE (1858 - 1938) and Louise MAUDE (1855 - 1939)

War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.

War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, age and marriage. While today it is considered a novel, it broke so many novelistic conventions of its day that many critics of Tolstoy's time did not consider it as such. Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Note: The novel is split up in 15 books and two epilogues. This is the recording of book fourteen, which covers events in the year 1812. The recording of the next book is in progress. The project thread can be found here. The recording of book thirteen can be found here.

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Group: War and Peace (Maude Translation Books 1-17)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 Ernst Pattynama
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Play 02 Chapter 02 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 03 Chapter 03 Zloot
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Play 04 Chapter 04 Sunny Shields
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Play 05 Chapter 05 Geoff Dugwyler
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Play 06 Chapter 06 Geoff Dugwyler
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Play 07 Chapter 07 Geoff Dugwyler
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Play 08 Chapter 08 WestWestest
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Play 09 Chapter 09 WestWestest
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Play 10 Chapter 10 WestWestest
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Cate Mackenzie
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Cate Mackenzie
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Play 13 Chapter 13 Cate Mackenzie
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Play 14 Chapter 14 Cate Mackenzie
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Laurie Anne Walden
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Play 17 Chapter 17 Anna Simon
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Play 18 Chapter 18 Anna Simon
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Play 19 Chapter 19 Cate Mackenzie
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