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TOLSTOY: War and Peace, Vol. 2

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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. Neville Jason read the abridged version of War and Peace and proved his marathon powers with his outstanding performance of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. These alone make him the ideal person to essay Tolstoy's epic. The recording will run to fifty-one CDs, some seventy hours, and we have divided it into two volumes. Translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude.
Item number NAX43412
Barcode 9789626344347
Release date 01/10/2006
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 24
Artists Neville Jason
Disc: 1
War and Peace, Vol. 2
1 BOOK 9 (1812): Chapter 1: Rulers and Generals are
2 The actions of Napoleon and Alexander, on whose wo
3 Chapter 2: Napoleon crosses the Niemen. On the twe
4 Vivat!' shouted the Poles, ecstatically, breaking
5 Chapter 3: Alexander I at Vilna. The Emperor of Ru
6 But the Emperor and Balashev passed out into the …
7 Chapter 4: Balashev's mission to Napoleon. At two
8 But though he firmly believed himself to be King o
9 Chapter 5: Balashev is at last presented to Napole
10 Balashev took out the packet containing the Empero
11 Chapter 6: Balashev's interview with Napoleon. Tho
12 Balashev recovered himself and began to speak.
13 The whole purporse of his remarks now was evidentl
14 Balashev knew how to reply to each of Napoleon's r
15 Chapter 7: Balashev dines with Napoleon. After all
16 Napoleon was in that well-known after-dinner mood
Disc: 2
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1 Chapter 8: Prince Andrei on Kutuzov's staff in Mol
2 During his stay at Bald Hills all the family dined
3 As soon as Prince Andrei had given up his daily oc
4 Chapter 9: Prince Andrei in the army at Drissa Pri
5 Besides these Russians and foreigners who propound
6 The eighth and largest group, which in its enormou
7 Chapter 10: Prince Andrei is introduced to Pfuel.
8 Pfuel, always inclined to be irritably sarcastic,
9 Chapter 11: An informal council of war Prince Andr
10 Paulucci and Michaud both attacked Wolzogen simult
11 Chapter 12: Nikolai writes to Sonya. Before the be
12 The two Pavlograd squadrons were bivouacking on a
13 Chapter 13: Marya Hendrikhovna In the tavern, befo
Disc: 3
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1 Chapter 14: Rostov goes into action It was nearly
2 As soon as the sun appeared in a clear strip of sk
3 Chapter 15: Rostov's hussars charge the French dra
4 Count Ostermann-Tolstoy met the returning hussars
5 Chapter 16: Natasha's illness On receiving news of
6 What would Sonya and the count and countess have d
7 Chapter 17: Natasha and Pierre. Natasha was calmer
8 Before the end of the feast of St. Peter, Agrafena
9 Chapter 18: Natasha attends Mass and hears the spe
10 When they prayed for the warriors, she thought of
11 Lord God! Hear us when we pray to Thee; strengthen
12 Chapter 19: Pierre's feelings for Natasha. Napoleo
13 Writing the words L'Empereur Napoleon in numbers,
14 Chapter 20: Pierre at the Rostovs'. Petya determin
15 Just then Petya came running in from the drawing r
16 After reading about the dangers that threatened Ru
Disc: 4
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1 Chapter 21: Petya goes to the Kremlin to see the E
2 So this is what the Emperor is!' thought Petya.
3 Suddenly the sound of a firing of cannon was heard
4 Chapter 22: Assembly of gentry and merchants at th
5 Count Rostov's mouth watered with pleasure and he
6 Another voice, that of a nobleman of medium height
7 Chapter 23: The Emperor calls for the support of t
8 BOOK 10 (1812): Chapter 1: Reflections on the camp
9 At the very beginning of the war our armies were d
10 At last the Emperor left the army, and as the most
11 Chapter 2: Prince Nikolai Bolkonski's inability to
12 At dinner that day, on Dessalles' mentioning that
13 Chapter 3: Prince Nikolai Bolkonski sends Alpatych
Disc: 5
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1 Chapter 4: The bombardment of Smolensk Bald Hills,
2 All night long troops were moving past the inn.
3 People were anxiously roaming about the streets.
4 The cook and a shop assistant came to the gate.
5 As Alpatych was driving out of the gate he saw som
6 Chapter 5: The retreat. From Smolensk the troops c
7 Prince Andrei rode up to the house.
8 One fair-haired young soldier of the third company
9 Chapter 6: Anna Pavlovna's and Helene's rival salo
10 This was quite correct on the twenty-fourth of Jul
11 Chapter 7: Napoleon orders an attack on Moscow Whi
12 Finding himself in the company of Napoleon, whose
Disc: 6
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1 Chapter 8: Prince Nikolai Bolokonski is taken ill.
2 Strange as it was to acknowledge this feeling in h
3 Princess Marya entered her father's room and went
4 He closed his eyes and remained silent a long time
5 Chapter 9: The rebellious mood of the Bogucharovo
6 More important still, Alpatych learnt that on the
7 Now just listen, Dronushka,' said he.
8 Chapter 10: Princess Marya makes up her mind to le
9 Mademoiselle Bourienne took from her reticule a pr
10 At length Dron, the village Elder, entered the roo
11 Chapter 11: Princess Marya addresses the peasants.
12 Chapter 12: Princess Marya remembers her father Fo
13 Chapter 13: Nikolai and Ilyin ride to Bogucharovo.
14 Rostov looked at the tipsy peasants and smiled.
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1 Chapter 14: Nikolai confronts the peasants. 'Well,
2 Alpatych turned to the peasants and ordered two of
3 But the princess, if she did not again thank him i
4 Chapter 15: Prince Andrei goes to headquarters. On
5 Denisov rose and began gesticulating as he explain
6 But at that moment Denisov, no more intimidated by
7 Chapter 16: 'Well, that's all!’ said Kutuzov as he
8 Taking his hand and drawing him downwards, Kutuzov
9 Chapter 17: Moscow after the Emperor's visit. Afte
10 In Julie's set, as in many other circles in Moscow
11 Chapter 18: Rostopchin's broadsheets. Pierre leave
12 Next day toward evening the princess set off, and
13 Pierre choked, his face puckered, and he turned ha
14 Chapter 19: The senselessness of the Battle of Bor
15 Not only did the Russians not fortify the position
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1 Chapter 20: Pierre looks for the position occupied
2 Having gone nearly three miles he at last met an a
3 Chapter 21: Pierre surveys the scene. Pierre stepp
4 The officer appeared abashed, as though he underst
5 Chapter 22: Pierre meets old acquaintances. Stagge
6 An adjutant told Pierre of his Serene Highness's w
7 Chapter 23: Pierre rides to the left flank with Be
8 Chapter 24: Prince Andrei's reflections on life an
9 He looked at the row of birches shining in the sun
10 Chapter 25: Prince Andrei's opinions on war. The s
11 Pierre looked at him in surprise.
12 Extend widely!' said Prince Andrei with an angry s
13 Prince Andrei, who had thought it was all the same
14 Chapter 26: Napoleon's proclamation On August 25,
15 De Beausset bowed gratefully at this regard for hi
16 Chapter 27: Napoleon's dispositions for the Battle
17 The Vice-King will occupy the village and cross by
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1 Chapter 28: Why the battle had to be fought. Many
2 Chapter 29: The game begins. On returning from a s
3 Chapter 30: Pierre reviews the battlefield from th
4 These puffs of smoke and (strange to say) the soun
5 Chapter 31: Pierre under fire Having descended the
6 Pierre went to the battery and the adjutant rode o
7 Oh, she nearly knocked our gentleman's hat off!'
8 Chapter 32: The Redoubt captured and retaken Besid
9 Chapter 33: The course of the battle. The chief ac
10 From the battlefield adjutants he had sent out, an
11 Chapter 34: Napoleon's view of the battle Napoleon
12 A beatific smile of regret, repentance, and ecstas
13 Chapter 35: Kutuzov directs the army On the rug-co
14 Wolzogen, nonchalantly stretching his legs, approa
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1 Chapter 36: Prince Andrei with the reserve under f
2 The adjutant, having obeyed this instruction, appr
3 Chapter 37: The operating tent. One of the doctors
4 His very first, remotest recollections of childhoo
5 Chapter 38: Napoleon's interpretation of the war.
6 Not only on that day, as he rode over the battlefi
7 Chapter 39: A moral victory Several tens of thousa
8 BOOK 11 (1812): Chapter 1: The method of history.
9 Only by taking infinitesimally small units for obs
10 Chapter 2: Summary of the campaign. The forces of
11 For people accustomed to think that plans of campa
12 Chapter 3: Kutuzov and his Generals at Poklonny Hi
13 Chapter 4: The Council of War The Council of War b
14 The discussion began.
15 There followed a momentary pause, which seemed ver
16 Chapter 5: Reflections on the abandonment of Mosco
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1 Chapter 6: Helene in Petersburg. Helene, having re
2 After that a long-frocked abbe was brought to her.
3 Chapter 7: Helene's conversion. Helene understood
4 Bilibin wrinkled up the skin over his eyebrows and
5 Chapter 8: Pierre walks to Mozhaysk. Toward the en
6 Chapter 9: Pierre returns to Moscow. Scarcely had
7 He felt ashamed, and with one arm covered his legs
8 Chapter 10: Pierre goes to see Count Rostopchin. O
9 The count had a stye,' replied the adjutant smilin
10 d …
11 Chapter 12: The Rostovs arrange to leave Moscow. T
12 From the twenty-eighth till the thirty-first all M
13 Chapter 13: On Saturday, the thirty-first of Augus
14 Natasha quietly repeated her question, and her fac
15 Chapter 14: Madame Schoss, who had been out to vis
16 Chapter 15: Moscow's last day had come.
17 But at the same moment an expression of warm grati
Disc: 12
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1 Chapter 16: Berg, the Rostovs' son-in-law, was alr
2 Natasha left the room with her father and as if fi
3 Chapter 17: Before two o'clock in the afternoon th
4 Rarely had Natasha experienced so joyful a feeling
5 Chapter 18: Pierre at Bazdeev's house. For the las
6 Pierre knew that Makar Alexeevich was Joseph Bazde
7 Chapter 19: Napoleon surveys Moscow from Poklonny
8 (It seemed to Napoleon that the chief import of wh
9 Chapter 20: Moscow. A queenless hive Meanwhile Mos
10 Chapter 21: Looting The Russian troops were passin
11 Chapter 22: Meanwhile, the city itself was deserte
12 Chapter 23: A brawl among workmen From an unfinish
13 Questions and answers were heard.
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1 Chapter 24: Rostopchin On the evening of the first
2 All his painstaking and energetic activity (in how
3 Chapter 25: Vereshchagin Toward nine o'clock in th
4 Rostopchin went again to the balcony door.
5 All eyes were fixed on him.
6 Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cr
7 Having reached his country house and begun to give
8 Chapter 26: The French enter Moscow. Toward four o
9 Who these men were nobody knew.
10 No residents were left in Moscow, and the soldiers
11 Chapter 27: Pierre's plan to save Europe. Makar Al
12 It was the feeling that induces a volunteer recrui
13 Chapter 28: The French officer Pierre, having deci
Disc: 14
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1 Chapter 29: When the French officer went into the
2 The captain was so naively and good-humouredly gay
3 When he returned to the room Pierre was sitting in
4 There were very many of these, as one could easily
5 Having finished his tale about the enchanting Poli
6 Chapter 30: The Rostovs at Mytishchi The glow of t
7 Chapter 31: The valet, returning to the cottage, i
8 The countess, Madame Schoss, and Sonya undressed h
9 Chapter 32: Seven days had passed since Prince And
10 His mind was not in a normal state.
11 Piti-piti-piti and ti-ti and piti-piti-piti boom!'
12 Chapter 33: Pierre sets out to meet Napoleon. On t
13 Though he heard and saw nothing around him he foun
14 Pierre turned back, giving a spring now and then t
Disc: 15
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1 Chapter 34: Having run through different yards and
2 The beautiful Armenian still sat motionless and in
3 BOOK 12 (1812): Chapter 1 Anna Pavlovna's soiree.
4 Supposing that by these words Anna Pavlovna was so
5 Chapter 2: Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was in fac
6 Chapter 3: Michaud's report Nine days after the ab
7 Michaud had only waited for this to bring out the
8 Chapter 4: Nikolai sent to Voronezh. An evening at
9 Immediately on leaving the governor's, Nikolai hir
10 Chapter 5: Nikolai sat leaning slightly forward in
11 Nikolai suddenly felt a desire and need to tell hi
12 Chapter 6: Nikolai and Princess Marya On reaching
13 Had Princess Marya been capable of reflection at t
14 Chapter 7: A letter from Sonya. The dreadful news
15 Princess Marya had made an agreeable impression on
16 Nikolai took the two letters, one of which was fro
Disc: 16
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1 Chapter 8: Sonya's vision. Sonya's letter written
2 As soon as the prior withdrew, Natasha took her fr
3 Chapter 9: Pierre's treatment as a prisoner. The o
4 Chapter 10: On the eighth of September an officer
5 Pierre was silent because he was incapable of utte
6 Chapter 11: From Prince Shcherbatov's house the pr
7 On the faces of all the Russians and of the French
8 Chapter 12: Platon Karataev. After the execution P
9 And the soldier, pushing away a little dog that wa
10 He seated himself more comfortably and coughed, ev
11 Chapter 13: Rostovs Twenty-three soldiers, three o
12 He did not like talking about his life as a soldie
13 Chapter 14: Princess Marya goes to the Rostovs in
14 Despite her excitement, Princess Marya realized th
Disc: 17
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1 Chapter 15: When Natasha opened Prince Andrei's do
2 Princess Marya heard his words but they had no mea
3 Chapter 16: Not only did Prince Andrei know he wou
4 He looked at her without moving and saw that she w
5 Once again it pushed from outside.
6 BOOK 13 (1812): Chapter 1 The cause of historical
7 That flank march might not only have failed to giv
8 Chapter 2: Napoleon's letter to Kutuzov. The famou
9 Chapter 3: The Emperor's letter to Kutuzov. The Ru
10 It would seem that, availing yourself of these cir
11 Chapter 4: Bennigsen's note and the Cossack's info
12 Chapter 5: Next day the decrepit Kutuzov, having g
13 Chapter 6: The Battle of Tarutino. Next day the tr
14 And the adjutant galloped through the forest after
15 Chapter 7: Meanwhile another column was to have at
16 Chapter 8: Napoleon's measures Napoleon enters Mos
Disc: 18
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1 Chapter 9: Napoleon's proclamations in Moscow. Wit
2 With regard to commerce and to provisioning the ar
3 Chapter 10: But strange to say, all these measures
4 This is what the army authorities were reporting …
5 Chapter 11: Pierre in captivity. Early in the morn
6 Pierre inquired what was being said about leaving,
7 Chapter 12: Four weeks had passed since Pierre had
8 Chapter 13: The French leave Moscow. The French ev
9 Pierre went up to him, though he knew his attempt
10 Chapter 14: Through the cross streets of the Khamo
11 It seemed that all these men, now that they had st
12 Chapter 15: The Russian army In the early days of
13 Chapter 16: It was a warm, dark, autumn night.
14 Chapter 17: News of the French having left Moscow
15 He imagined all sorts of movements of the Napoleon
Disc: 19
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1 Chapter 18: From the time he received this news to
2 Chapter 19: A man in motion always devises an aim
3 BOOK 14 (1812): Chapter 1: The national character
4 The French historians, describing the condition of
5 Chapter 2: One of the most obvious and advantageou
6 Chapter 3: Partisans or guerrillas. The so-called
7 No, brother, I have gwown moustaches myself,' said
8 Chapter 4: It was a warm rainy autumn day.
9 The approaching riders having descended a decline
10 Chapter 5: The rain had stopped, and only the mist
11 Tikhon Shcherbaty was one of the most indispensabl
12 Chapter 6: After talking for some time with the es
13 Chapter 7: The French drummer boy Petya, having le
14 Then suddenly, dismayed lest he had said too much,
15 Chapter 8: Dolokhov and Denisov. The arrival of Do
16 Chapter 9: The attack on a French convoy. Having p
17 Dolokhov said that he and his companion were tryin
Disc: 20
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1 Chapter 10: Having returned to the watchman's hut,
2 Petya ought to have known that he was in a forest
3 Chapter 11: Petya The men rapidly picked out their
4 He could hear shooting ahead of him.
5 Chapter 12: Pierre's journey among the prisoners.
6 At Dorogobuzh while the soldiers of the convoy, af
7 Chapter 13: Karataev's story. At midday on the twe
8 Having put up at an inn they both went to sleep, a
9 Chapter 14: 'A vos places!' suddenly cried a voice
10 Chapter 15: The stores, the prisoners, and the mar
11 Chapter 16: Berthier's report to Napoleon. After t
12 Chapter 17: The flight beyond Smolensk. The moveme
13 Chapter 18: This campaign consisted in a flight of
14 Chapter 19: Why the French were not cut off by the
15 All the profound plans about cutting off and captu
Disc: 21
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1 BOOK 15 (1812 - 1813): Chapter 1: The Rostovs. Nat
2 She felt all the time as if she might at any momen
3 Chapter 2: Natasha comforts her mother. Besides a
4 Chapter 3: Natasha and Princess Marya leave for Mo
5 From that day a tender and passionate friendship s
6 Chapter 4: Analysis of Kutuzov's movements. After
7 This longing to distinguish themselves, to manoeuv
8 Chapter 5: In 1812 and 1813 Kutuzov was openly acc
9 But that man, so heedless of his words, did not on
10 Chapter 6: Kutuzov at Krasnoe. The fifth of Novemb
11 He paused and looked around.
12 Chapter 7: Encampment for the night. When the troo
13 Chapter 8: One would have thought that under the a
14 The soldier said no more and the talk went on.
15 Chapter 9: The fifth company was bivouacking at th
Disc: 22
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1 Chapter 10: The crossing of the Berezina. The Fren
2 After the junction with the army of the brilliant
3 Contrary to the Emperor's wish Kutuzov detained th
4 Chapter 11: Next day the field marshal gave a dinn
5 Chapter 12: Pierre's illness and recovery at Orel.
6 And by old habit he asked himself the question: 'W
7 Chapter 13: In external ways Pierre had hardly cha
8 Willarski was a married man with a family, busy wi
9 Chapter 14: Moscow It would be difficult to explai
10 Chapter 15: Pierre visits Princess Marya. At the e
11 The princess rose quickly to meet him and held out
12 Chapter 16: 'She has come to stay with me,' said P
13 Chapter 17: Pierre was shown into the large, brigh
14 Pierre continued.
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1 Chapter 18: It was a long time before Pierre could
2 Pierre dined with them and would have spent the wh
3 Chapter 19: There was nothing in Pierre's soul now
4 Chapter 20: After Pierre's departure that first ev
5 FIRST EPILOGUE (1813 – 1820): Chapter 1 The forces
6 In what does the substance of those reproaches lie
7 Chapter 2: Chance and genius. If we assume as the
8 Chapter 3: Glory and grandeur. The fundamental and
9 He is needed for the place that awaits him, and so
10 Chapter 4: Alexander renounces power. The flood of
11 Chapter 5: A death and two weddings in the Rostov
12 Not one of the plans Nikolai tried succeeded; the
13 Chapter 6: Nikolai calls on Princess Marya. At the
14 They spoke of the countess’s health, of their mutu
Disc: 24
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1 Chapter 7: Family life at Bald Hills. In the winte
2 He did not allow himself either to be hard on or p
3 Chapter 8: One matter connected with his managemen
4 Among the gentry of the province Nikolai was respe
5 Chapter 9: Nikolai and Marya It was the eve of St.
6 Sonya was always the first excuse Countess Marya f
7 Natasha smiled bashfully.
8 Chapter 10: Natasha and Pierre. Natasha had marrie
9 There were then as now conversations and discussio
10 Chapter 11: Two months previously when Pierre was
11 Denisov, who had come out of the study into the da
12 Chapter 12: As in every large household, there wer
13 Life was cheaper because it was circumscribed: tha
14 Chapter 13: When Pierre and his wife entered the d
15 Natasha saw by Pierre’s animation that his visit h
16 Chapter 14: The views of Pierre and Nikolai. Soon
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1 Natasha, who had long expected to be fetched to nu
2 Nikolai, who had left his nephew, irritably pushed
3 Chapter 15: Two married couples. The conversation
4 Yes, that’s it! That's just what I said to him,' p
5 Chapter 16: Little Nikolai Natasha and Pierre, lef
6 Yes, I should think …' Natasha began.
7 SECOND EPILOGUE (1813–1820): Chapter 1: The forces
8 But modern history cannot give that reply.
9 Chapter 2: What force moves the nations?
10 Peasants having no clear idea of the cause of rain
11 Chapter 3: A locomotive is moving.
12 Chapter 4: Having abandoned the conception of the
13 To these questions three answers are possible …
14 These historians resemble a botanist who, having n
Disc: 26
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1 Chapter 5: The life of the nations is not containe
2 Not to speak of the fact that no description of th
3 Chapter 6: Only the expression of the will of the
4 So that examining the relation in time of the comm
5 Chapter 7: When an event is taking place people ex
6 Only by watching closely moment by moment the move
7 Chapter 8: The problem of free will and necessity
8 He could not live, because all man’s efforts, all
9 Chapter 9: For the solution of the question of fre
10 All cases without exception in which our conceptio
11 The third consideration is the degree to which we
12 Chapter 10: Thus our conception of free will and i
13 But even if - imagining a man quite exempt from al
14 Apart from these two concepts which in their union
15 Chapter 11: History examines the manifestations of
16 Chapter 12: From the time the law of Copernicus wa
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