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TOLSTOY: War and Peace

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The Neville Jason performance of Tolstoy's War?á& Peace has been selected as a Top 12 Fiction title for Best Audiobooks Of 2007 by AudioFile Magazine. War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869. In addition it is, famously, one of the longest books in Western literature and therefore a remarkable challenge for any reader.
Item number NAX43312
Barcode 9789626344330
Release date 01/10/2006
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 25
Artists Neville Jason
Disc: 1
War and Peace
1 BOOK 1 (1805) Chapter 1: ‘Well, Prince, so Genoa a
2 In the midst of a conversation on political matter
3 The prince was silent and looked indifferent.
4 Chapter 2: Anna Pavlovna’s drawing room was gradua
5 One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily buil
6 Chapter 3: Anna Pavlovna’s reception was in full s
7 Le charmant Hippolyte was surprising by his extrao
8 Chapter 4: Just then another visitor entered the d
9 The elderly lady who had been sitting with the old
10 Chapter 5: ‘And what do you think of this latest c
11 Before Anna Pavlovna and the others had time to sm
12 Pierre, not knowing whom to answer, looked at them
13 Chapter 6: Pierre at Prince Andrei’s Having thanke
14 Pierre reaching the house first went into Prince A
15 Chapter 7: The rustle of a woman’s dress was heard
16 Her husband looked at her as if surprised to notic
Disc: 2
War and Peace
1 Chapter 8: The friends were silent.
2 ‘It seems funny to me,’ said Pierre,…
3 Chapter 9: Pierre at Anatole Kuragin’s. Dolokhov’s
4 Dolokhov was of medium height, with curly hair…
5 Placing the bottle on the window sill where he cou
6 Chapter 10: A Nameday at the Rostov’s Prince Vasil
7 ‘I am so sorry for the poor count,’ said the visit
8 Chapter 11: Natasha and Boris Silence ensued.
9 Chapter 12: The only young people remaining…
10 The elders began talking about Bonaparte.
11 Chapter 13: When Natasha ran out of the drawing ro
12 Chapter 14: After receiving her visitors, the coun
13 In the drawing room the conversation was still goi
14 Chapter 15: Anna Mikhaylovna and Boris go to the d
15 ‘Are you living with your mother?’
Disc: 3
War and Peace
1 Chapter 16: Pierre at his father’s house. Talks wi
2 ‘Do you remember me?’ asked Boris quietly with a p
3 For a long time Pierre could not understand, but w
4 Chapter 17: Countess Rostova and Anna Mikhaylovna
5 Chapter 18: Dinner at the Rostov’s. Marya Dmitriev
6 The count burst out laughing.
7 The count went in first with Marya Dmitrievna…
8 Chapter 19: At the men’s end of the table the talk
9 Chapter 20 Sonya and Natasha. Nikolai sings. The D
10 ‘Sonya,’ she suddenly exclaimed, as if she had gue
11 While the couples were arranging themselves…
12 Chapter 21: At Count Bezukhov’s. Prince Vasili and
13 Meanwhile Prince Vasili had opened the door to the
14 Prince Vasili looked questioningly at the princess
15 ‘My dear Princess Catherina Semenovna,’ began Prin
Disc: 4
War and Peace
1 Chapter 22: Anna Mikhaylovna and Pierre at Count B
2 Anna Mikhaylovna’s face expressed a consciousness…
3 Chapter 23: Pierre well knew this large room…
4 As the bearers, among whom was Anna Mikhaylovna…
5 Chapter 24: Anna Mikhaylovna and Catiche struggle
6 ‘Why don’t you speak, cousin?’ suddenly shrieked t
7 Chapter 25: Bald Hills – Prince Nikolai Andreivich
8 The motion of the small foot shod in a Tartar boot
9 Princess Marya went back to her room with the sad…
10 I confess I understand very little about all these
11 I cannot agree with you about Pierre, whom I knew
12 Chapter 26: Prince Andrei at Bald Hills The grey-h
13 The little princess talked incessantly…
14 Prince Andrei went up and kissed his father on the
Disc: 5
War and Peace
1 Chapter 27: At the appointed hour the prince, powd
2 ‘He is a great tactician!’ said the prince to his
3 Chapter 28: Prince Andrei leaves to join the army.
4 ‘I don’t like your Mademoiselle Bourienne at all,’
5 Rays of gentle light shone from her large, timid e
6 When Prince Andrei entered the study the old man…
7 BOOK 2 (1805) Chapter 1: Review near Braunau. Zher
8 A member of the Hofkriegsrath from Vienna had come
9 Chapter 2: ‘He’s coming!’ shouted the signaller at
10 Kutuzov walked slowly and languidly past thousands
11 The regimental commander sought out Dolokhov in th
12 Chapter 3: Kutuzov and an Austrian general. Le mal
13 Though not much time had passed since Prince Andre
14 Prince Andrei was one of those rare staff officers
Disc: 6
War and Peace
1 Chapter 4: Nikolai and Denisov. Telyanin and the m
2 Puckering up his face though smiling, and showing…
3 When Rostov went back there was a bottle of vodka…
4 Rostov went to Telyanin’s quarters.
5 Chapter 5: Nikolai in trouble with his fellow offi
6 Denisov remained silent and did not move, but occa
7 Chapter 6: Crossing the Enns Kutuzov fell back tow
8 Chapter 7: Two of the enemy’s shots had already fl
9 ‘Take it if you like,’ said the officer, giving th
10 Chapter 8: Burning the bridge._ Rostov’s baptism o
11 The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov
12 ‘Colonel,’ interrupted the officer of the suite…
13 On the French side, amid the groups with cannon…
Disc: 7
War and Peace
1 Chapter 9: Prince Andrei sent with dispatches to t
2 The night was dark but starry, the road showed bla
3 Prince Andrei’s joyous feeling was considerably we
4 Chapter 10: Prince Andrei and Bilibin Prince Andre
5 Bilibin smiled and the wrinkles on his face disapp
6 ‘Vienna occupied?’
7 Chapter 11: Hippolyte Kuragin and les notres Next
8 Chapter 12: Prince Andrei received by the Emperor
9 ‘What is it all about?’ inquired Prince Andrei imp
10 ‘Come, you must own that this affair of the Thabor
11 Chapter 13: Prince Andrei returns to Kutuzov. Bagr
12 ‘Kindly let this cart pass. Don’t you see it’s a w
13 Passing by Kutuzov’s carriage and the exhausted sa
14 Chapter 14: Napoleon’s letter to Murat On November
15 The success of the trick that had placed the Vienn
Disc: 8
War and Peace
1 Chapter 15: Prince Andrei reports to Bagration Bet
2 They rode up the opposite hill.
3 Since early morning – despite an injunction not to
4 Chapter 16: Prince Andrei surveys the position. Th
5 Chapter 17: Bagration in action Mounting his horse
6 Prince Bagration screwed up his eyes, looked round
7 Chapter 18: Battle scenes Prince Bagration, having
8 While he was speaking, the curtain of smoke that h
9 Chapter 19: Quarrelsome commanders The attack of t
10 The squadron in which Rostov was serving had scarc
11 Chapter 20: Timokhin’s counter-attack. Tushin’s Ba
12 Tushin’s battery had been forgotten and only at th
13 From the deafening sounds of his own guns around h
Disc: 9
War and Peace
1 Chapter 21: Withdrawal. Tushin called to account b
2 In the darkness, it seemed as though a gloomy unse
3 Not far from the artillery campfire, in a hut that
4 ‘Your Excellency!’ Prince Andrei broke the silence
5 BOOK 3 (1805) Chapter 1: A soir
6 It seemed so natural to Pierre that everyone shoul
7 In the beginning of the winter of 1805 to 1806 Pie
8 ‘So you have never noticed before how beautiful I
9 Chapter 2: H
10 On H
11 Into the insignificant, trifling, and artificial i
12 Some of the nearest relatives had not yet left.
Disc: 10
War and Peace
1 Chapter 3: Prince Vasili and Anatole visit Prince
2 Before dinner, Princess Marya and Mademoiselle Bou
3 Anatole, having taken off his overcoat, sat with a
4 The little princess got up, rang for the maid, and
5 Chapter 4: When Princess Marya came down Prince Va
6 The old prince dressed leisurely in his study, fro
7 As always happens when women lead lonely lives…
8 Chapter 5: They all separated, but, except Anatole
9 Though no words had passed between Anatole and…
10 An hour later, Tikhon came to call Princess Marya…
11 Chapter 6: A letter from Nikolai. Sonya and Natash
12 ‘Do you remember him?’ Natasha suddenly asked…
13 When she saw the count, she stretched out her arms
Disc: 11
War and Peace
1 Chapter 7: Nikolai visits Boris and Berg in camp._
2 They had not met for nearly half a year and, being
3 Again Rostov looked intently into Boris’s eyes and
4 In spite of Prince Andrei’s disagreeable, ironical
5 Chapter 8: The Emperor reviews the army. The day a
6 In the deathlike stillness only the tramp of horse
7 The Tsar stopped a few minutes in front of the hus
8 Chapter 9: Boris visits Prince Andrei at Olmutz. P
9 While Prince Andrei went to report about the purpl
10 Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an att
11 Chapter 10: Nikolai not in the action at Wischau.
12 ‘The Emperor! The Emperor!’ was suddenly heard amo
13 The troops of the vanguard were stationed before W
14 Chapter 11: Preparations for action. Dolgorukov’s
15 Prince Andrei was on duty that day and in constant
Disc: 12
War and Peace
1 Chapter 12: The council of war. Weyrother’s plans.
2 The generals seemed to listen reluctantly to the d
3 The council of war, at which Prince Andrei had not
4 Chapter 13: Rostov at the front. Napoleon’s procla
5 ‘What’s that? What do you make of it?’ said Rostov
6 Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his
7 Chapter 14: The battle of Austerlitz At five in th
8 Though none of the column commanders rode up to th
9 It was nine o’clock in the morning.
10 Chapter 15: At eight o’clock Kutuzov rode to Pratz
11 Overtaking the battalions that continued to advanc
12 ‘Why aren’t you beginning, Michael Ilarionovich?’
13 Chapter 16: Kutuzov accompanied by his adjutants r
14 The French had attacked the battery and, seeing Ku
15 Chapter 17: On our right flank commanded by Bagrat
16 The Horse Guards were galloping, but still holding
17 ‘Where are you off to?’ asked Boris.
Disc: 13
War and Peace
1 Chapter 18: Rostov had been ordered to look for Ku
2 When he had ridden about two miles and had passed…
3 Before five in the afternoon the battle had been l
4 Chapter 19: On the Pratzen Heights, where he had f
5 Bonaparte, having come up at a gallop, stopped his
6 BOOK 4 (1806) Chapter 1: Nikolai home on leave Ear
7 Rostov, who had completely forgotten Denisov…
8 ‘Is this your sabre?’ he shouted.
9 Rostov saw that it had been well considered by the
10 Chapter 2: Preparations for dinner at the English
11 Having given several more orders, he was about to
12 On the first arrival of the news of the battle of
13 Chapter 3: Bagration as guest of honour On that th
14 Bagration appeared in the doorway of the anteroom…
15 Just before dinner, Count Ilya Rostov presented hi
Disc: 14
War and Peace
1 Chapter 4: Pierre challenges Dolokhov Pierre sat o
2 Pierre, with downcast eyes, drank out of his glass
3 Chapter 5: The duel ‘Well begin!’ said Dolokhov.
4 Chapter 6: Pierre and H
5 Next morning when the valet came into the room wit
6 Chapter 7: Bald hills. News of Andrei missing Two
7 The princess sank helplessly into an armchair besi
8 Chapter 8: Lise’s confinement ‘Dearest,’ said the
9 It was one of those March nights when winter seems
10 Chapter 9: Lise The little princess lay supported
11 Chapter 10: Denisov and Dolokhov at the Rostovs’ R
12 In the autumn the Rostovs returned to Moscow.
13 Chapter 11: Dolokhov’s proposal On the third day a
14 Chapter 12: Iogel’s ball. Denizov’s mazurka Iogel’
15 The band struck up the newly introduced mazurka.
Disc: 15
War and Peace
1 Chapter 13: Nikolai plays cards with Dolokhov For
2 Rostov submitted. He let the eight hundred remain
3 Chapter 14: An hour and a half later most of the p
4 The score against him reached the fateful sum of f
5 Chapter 15: Nikolai at Home To say ‘tomorrow’ and
6 Nikolai began pacing up and down the room.
7 Chapter 16: Nikolai confesses to his father._ Nata
8 Natasha came running to her mother, quite excited.
9 BOOK 5 (1806 – 1807) Chapter 1: Pierre meets Bazde
10 His servant handed him a half-cut novel, in the fo
11 Chapter 2: ‘I have the pleasure of addressing Coun
12 He stopped and remained silent for a long time.
13 The Mason cleared his throat huskily, as old men d
14 Chapter 3: The Brotherhood of Freemasons On reachi
15 The door opened and someone came in.
16 Half an hour later, the Rhetor returned to inform
Disc: 16
War and Peace
1 Chapter 4: Soon after this there came into the dar
2 Pierre glanced at the serious faces of those aroun
3 Chapter 5: Pierre and Prince Vasili The day after
4 Chapter 6: A soir
5 Boris, grown more manly and looking fresh, rosy an
6 Chapter 7: Hippolyte at Anna Pavlovna’s When Boris
7 Chapter 8: Old Prince Bolkonski as Commander-in-Ch
8 There were in the room a child’s cot, two boxes…
9 Chapter 9: Bilibin’s letter about the campaign Bil
10 ‘The field marshal is angry with the Emperor and h
11 Chapter 10: Pierre visits his estates Soon after h
12 In the spring of 1807 he decided to return to Pete
Disc: 17
War and Peace
1 Chapter 11: Pierre visits Prince Andrei Returning
2 They went out and walked about till dinnertime…
3 They rose from the table and sat down in the entra
4 ‘Why aren’t you serving in the army?’
5 Chapter 12: Pierre and Prince Andrei talk on the f
6 ‘Do you believe in a future life?’ he asked.
7 Chapter 13: God’s folk at Bald Hills It was gettin
8 ‘Where have you been? To Kiev?’ Prince Andrei aske
9 Chapter 14: Old Prince Bolkonski and Pierre The pi
10 Chapter 15: Nikolai rejoins his regiment When retu
11 Platov’s division was acting independently of the
12 Chapter 16: In April the troops were enlivened by
13 The next day the regimental commander sent for Den
14 Chapter 17: Nikolai visits Denisov in hospital In
15 Rostov and the assistant went into the dark corrid
Disc: 18
War and Peace
1 Chapter 18: Going along the corridor, the assistan
2 Chapter 19: Boris at Tilsit Having returned to the
3 As soon as he noticed a French officer, who thrust
4 Chapter 20: Nikolai tries to present Denisov’s pet
5 ‘Whom do you want?’ someone inquired.
6 Chapter 21: Napoleon and Alexander as allies The E
7 Officious hands, Russian and French, immediately s
8 BOOK 6 (1808 – 1810) Chapter 1: Prince Andrei’s oc
9 In the spring of 1809 he went to visit the Ryazan
10 Chapter 2: Prince Andrei’s visit to the Rostovs at
11 Chapter 3: The return through the forest Next morn
12 Chapter 4: Speranski, Arakcheev and Prince Andrei
13 During his service, chiefly as an adjutant, Prince
14 Chapter 5: While waiting for the announcement of h
15 Prince Andrei followed Speranski’s every word and
Disc: 19
War and Peace
1 Chapter 6: During the first weeks of his stay in P
2 Everything was right and everything was as it shou
3 Chapter 7: Pierre and the Petersburg freemasons Ne
4 In the summer of 1809 Pierre returned to Petersbur
5 Chapter 8: Pierre seeks advice from Joseph Alexeev
6 Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thou
7 My guardian looked at us with a smile…
8 Chapter 9: H
9 Chapter 10: Pierre’s diary Pierre went on with his
10 Third of December.
11 After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in t
12 Chapter 12: Natasha and Boris Natasha was sixteen…
13 Chapter 13: Natasha’s bedtime talks with her mothe
14 Natasha did not let her finish.
15 Chapter 14: Natasha’s first grand ball On the thir
16 When her hair was done, Natasha, in her short pett
Disc: 20
War and Peace
1 Chapter 15: Natasha had not had a moment free sinc
2 Peronskaya was pointing out to the countess the mo
3 Chapter 16: Suddenly everybody stirred, began talk
4 Prince Andrei, in the white uniform of a cavalry c
5 Chapter 17: After Prince Andrei, Boris came up to
6 Chapter 18: Dinner at Speranski’s Next day Prince
7 Prince Andrei looked at the laughing Speranski wit
8 Chapter 19: Prince Andrei calls on the Rostovs Nex
9 Chapter 20: The Berg’s evening party One morning C
10 Berg, judging by his wife, thought all women weak
11 Chapter 21: Pierre, as one of the principal guests
12 ‘What do you think of Natalie?’
13 Chapter 22: Natasha consults her mother._ Andrei c
14 That day Countess Hélène had a reception at her ho
15 Chapter 23: Prince Andrei seeks his father’s conse
16 A footman wanted to come in to clear away somethin
17 Natasha never remembered how she entered the drawi
Disc: 21
War and Peace
1 Chapter 24: Prince Andrei’s last days with Natasha
2 The old countess sighed as she looked at them…
3 Chapter 25: Prince Nikolai Bolkonski’s and Princes
4 You ask whether we shall spend next winter in Mosc
5 Chapter 26: In the middle of the summer Princess M
6 Little Nikolai and his education, her brother Andr
7 BOOK 7 (1810 – 1811 ) Chapter 1: Nikolai Rostov re
8 During the first half of the journey – from Kremen
9 Chapter 2: Nikolai settles accounts with Mitenka A
10 Chapter 3: Nikolai goes hunting The weather was al
11 Chapter 4: The wolf hunt begins The old count, who
12 The oasis of the Otradnoe covert came in sight a f
13 The count, forgetting to smooth out the smile on h
14 Chapter 5: Nikolai Rostov meanwhile remained at hi
15 As if aware of her danger, the wolf turned her eye
Disc: 22
War and Peace
1 Chapter 6: The fox hunt The old count went home…
2 The way to Ilagin’s upland was across the fields.
3 The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up
4 Chapter 7: An evening at Uncle’s Toward evening Il
5 Soon after ‘Uncle’s’ reappearance the door was ope
6 ‘Open the door, there!’ he shouted.
7 ‘Uncle’ rose, and it was as if there were two men
8 In the village through which they passed there wer
9 Chapter 8: Nikolai’s mother finds him a bride Coun
10 Several times the countess, with tears in her eyes
11 Chapter 9: Christmas at Otradno Christmas came and
12 Two governesses were sitting with the Vogels at a
13 Chapter 10: ‘Does it ever happen to you?’ said Nat
14 In the middle of their talk in the sitting room, D
15 The mummers (some of the house serfs) dressed up a
16 Nikolai set off, following the first sleigh; behin
Disc: 23
War and Peace
1 Chapter 11: At Melyukovka Pelageya Danilovna Melyu
2 In an hour, all the costumes were crumpled and dis
3 ll drove back…
4 With Sonya’s help and the maid’s, Natasha got the
5 Chapter 13: Nikolai’s mother opposes his choice of
6 ‘Nikolai, you’re talking nonsense!’
7 BOOK 8 (1811 – 1812) Chapter 1: Pierre’s life in M
8 In moments of pride, when he thought of his positi
9 Chapter 2: Prince Nikolai Bolkonski in Moscow At t
10 In Moscow Princess Marya had no one to talk to…
11 Chapter 3: Doctor Metivier and the old Prince In 1
12 At two o’clock the six chosen guests assembled for
13 There was a momentary pause in the conversation…
14 Chapter 4: Pierre’s conversation with Princess Mar
15 Chapter 5: Boris’s proposal Boris had not succeede
16 Anna Mikhaylovna, who often visited the Karagins…
Disc: 24
War and Peace
1 Chapter 6: The Rostovs stay with Marya Dmitrievna
2 When they came in to tea, having taken off their o
3 Chapter 7: Count Rostov and Natasha call on Prince
4 Despite the uneasy glances thrown at her by Prince
5 Chapter 8: The Rostovs at the Opera That evening t
6 Natasha looked in the direction in which her fathe
7 Chapter 9: The floor of the stage consisted of smo
8 The first act was over.
9 Chapter 10: H
10 The curtain rose again.
11 Chapter 11: Anatole and Dolokhov in Moscow Anatole
12 Chapter 12: H
13 Just as she had put on a bodice without sleeves…
14 Chapter 13: The reception at H
15 The count wished to go home, but H
16 Chapter 14: Natasha receives two letters Morning c
17 After reading the letter Natasha sat down at the w
Disc: 25
War and Peace
1 Chapter 15: Sonya finds Anatole’s letter On return
2 When she saw Natasha’s fright, Sonya shed tears of
3 On the day the count left, Sonya and Natasha were
4 Chapter 16: Anatole at Dolokhov’s Anatole had late
5 Dolokhov with a cold smile and a gleam in his hand
6 Chapter 17: Anatole sets off Anatole went out of t
7 Chapter 18: Marya Dmitrievna reproaches Natasha Ma
8 Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some
9 Chapter 19: Pierre at Marya Dmitrievna’s From the
10 After hearing the details of Anatole’s marriage fr
11 Chapter 20: Pierre confronts Anatole Pierre did no
12 Pierre’s face, already pale, became distorted by f
13 Chapter 21: Prince Andrei returns to Moscow Pierre
14 After a few words to Pierre about the awful roads…
15 Chapter 22: Pierre and Natasha That same evening P
16 She began to cry and a still greater sense of pity
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