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War and Peace, rewritten

No Comments 19 February 2007

It seems that War and Peace has been making some new waves recently. The classic, notoriously long book, which averages about 1500 pages, has recently been cut down and will be re-released as “half as long and twice as interesting.” Before Tolstoy fans start screaming “Blasphemy!” though, it’s worth pointing out that this “new” take on War and Peace comes from an earlier manuscript Tolstoy himself wrote. Worth noting is the fact that two main characters, who originally die in the finished book, live in this earlier draft. The new book shaves off nearly 500 pages, leaving you only 1000 pages to read. (That’s roughly the length of Gone With the Wind, which I’ve read 4 times.) If you’d like to learn a little more information on the new book, go here.

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