War and Peace


noun

a novel (1862–69) by Leo Tolstoy.
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War and Peace


(1865–1869) A novel by Leo Tolstoy. It recounts the history of several Russian families during the wars against Napoleon Bonaparte. Many consider it the greatest novel ever written.

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