A brief history of War and Peace

As a major BBC adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic novel is about to air, Sarah Hudspith answers some burning questions about the book and its connections to 19th-century Russia...

A portrait of the author Leo Tolstoy on his 80th birthday. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

In context: War and Peace

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