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Some of Tolstoy's Most Famous Works

War and Peace
War and Peace
      War and Peace is a vast epic centred on Napoleon's Bonaparte's invasion of Russia in 1812. It was conceived as an example of Tolstoy's view that history proceeds inexorably to its own ends with mankind appearing as an incidental instrument of the historial process.
Anna Karenina
       Anna Karenina has two plots that run side by side throughout the novel: the story of Anna and the story of Levin. Levin's story is an expression of Tolstoy's pastoral nature and a reaffirmation of the novelist's vision of the simple life. Anna's appearance in the novel represents a rift in the tranquil world which allows physical passion and irrationality to prevail. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.