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Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace [Война и миръ], A Novel by Count Leo Tolstoy [Ле́в Никола́евич Толсто́й]. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. New York: The Modern Library, [n.d. – circa 1960s]. Originally published serially 1865 to 1867, then in book form in 1869.
“The night was dark and starlit; the road looked black in the white snow that had fallen on the day of the battle. With his mind filled with impressions of the battle, joyful anticipations of the effect that would be produced by the news of the victory, and recollections of the farewells of the commander-in-chief and his comrades, Prince Andrey trotted along in a light posting cart, with the sensations of a man who, long after waiting, has at last attained the first instalment of some coveted happiness. As soon as he closed his eyes, the firing of guns and …”
Portrait of Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy, by Ilya Efimovich Repin, 1887
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand,
I understand only because I love.”
[War and Peace, Bk. XII, Ch. 16]