War And Peace (volume 3-4)

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byLeo Tolstoy

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Pierre, during the two days since his disappearance from home, had been living in the deserted rooms of the late Bazdeyef. This was how it happened. On waking up the morning after his return to Moscow and his interview with Count Rostopchin, it was a long time before Pierre could realize where he was and what was required of him. When he was informed that among those who were waiting to see him in his reception-room there was the Frenchman who had brought him the letter from the Countess Elena Vasilyevna, there suddenly came over him that feeling of embarrassment and hopelessness to which he was peculiarly prone. It all at once came over him that everything was now at an end, that ruin and destruction were at hand, that there was no distinction between right and wrong, that there was no future, and that there was no escape from all this coil of troubles. With an unnatural smile on his lips, and muttering unintelligible words, he first sat down a while on his sofa, then he got up, went to the door and looked through the crack into the reception-room, then, making a tierce gesture, he tiptoed back and took up a book. The major-domo came for the second time to tell Pierre that the Frenchman who had brought the letter from the countess was very anxious to see him " if only for a little minute, and that a messenger had come from I. A. Bazdeyef's widow to ask him to come for the books, since Mrs. Bazdeyeva had herself gone to the country. "Oh, yes, immediately -- wait -- or no, no, -- go and say that I will come immediately," said Pierre to the major-domo. But, as soon as the major-domo had gone, Pierre took his hat, which lay on the table, and left his cabinet by the rear door. There was no one in the corridor. Pierre passed along the whole length of the corridor to the st...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. Pierre, during the two days since his disappearance from home, had been living in the deserted rooms of the late Bazdeyef. This was how it ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217417175

ISBN - 13:9780217417174

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