Summary War and peace in volumes, parts and chapters. Volume 2

Summary War and peace in volumes, parts and chapters. Volume 2

In the beginning of 1806 Nikolay Rostov goes home on vacation. He persuades Denisov to stay with him. Nicholas’s house is waiting for a happy meeting. Natasha tries to find out from his brother whether his attitude toward Sonya has changed, assures himself that she loves her very much, and, in order to prove this, she scales the ruler with fire, puts it to her hand and shows Nicholas the trace. On the question of her brother about her attitude to Boris, Natasha answers that she does not want to marry anyone. Nicholas still has a tender feeling for Sonya. Rostov leads a “gusar” lifestyle in Moscow, gets fashionable trousers, boots with dapper spurs, goes to the English club, chides with Denisov, even leads a “lady on the boulevard”, which she visits in the evenings.

/> Count Rostov is ordered to have a dinner in honor of Bagration. The Count sends for fresh pineapples and strawberries to Bezukhov, since no one else can get them. Appeared by the way, Anna Mikhailovna assures that Bezukhov is in Moscow, and she herself will go to him. She mentions Pierre’s unhappy family life, which is allegedly discussed in the light of the novel by Helen and Dolokhov. Rostov asks Anna Mikhailovna to give Pierre an invitation to a holiday.
Officers come to the celebration, among them Bagration, chosen as a “hero.” He became famous for the successful battle of the Battle of Shengraben, he does not have any acquaintances in Moscow, “thus honoring the Russian soldier with simple, without ties and intrigues.” About Kutuzov in Moscow does not speak much, if they mention his name, then with disapproval. Piur also appears at dinner, with a dull look loitering around the halls. When his wife demanded, he let his hair, took off his glasses and dressed in a fashionable manner. “For years he was supposed to be with young; for wealth and connections he was a member of the society of old, respectable guests. “With Dolgov’s arrival, the holiday begins and the guests sit down at the table.” Rostov with Denisov and his new acquaintance, Dolohov, sits almost in the
middle of the table, Pierre is in front of them. Bezukhov is gloomy, eats and drinks, as always, a lot. He received hints about the relationship between his wife and Dolokhov, and in the morning he received an anonymous letter. Pierre does not want to believe the rumors, but still avoids looking at Dolohov. Bezukhov understands that such an act is entirely in the nature of Dolokhov, whom Pierre always lent money and rendered other assistance if necessary. When they drink for the health of the Tsar, Bezukhov sits thoughtfully, Rostov takes him out of this state. The next playful toast – “for pretty women and their lovers” – proclaims Dolokhov. The servant, who distributes Kutuzov’s cantata, puts the sheet before Pierre as before the most honorable guest! Dolohov snatches a sheet from Bezukhov and begins to read aloud. Pierre is furious, shouts: “Do not you dare take it!” – Calls Dolokhov to a duel. He treats the challenge easily, assures Rostov that he intends to kill Pierre. The next day, duelists and seconds meet in Sokolniki. Pierre had never before held a weapon in his hands, he was shown where to press, how to converge. Pierre shoots and hurts Dolokhov. He rushes to his opponent, wanting to help him, but Dolohov yells: “To the barrier!” Bezukhov returns to his place and does not even try to close or turn sideways. Dolokhov fires, but misses. The wounded is taken away, he cries, he says he “killed her”, referring to his mother. Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.” Pierre had never before held a weapon in his hands, he was shown where to press, how to converge. Pierre shoots and hurts Dolokhov. He rushes to his opponent, wanting to help him, but Dolohov yells: “To the barrier!” Bezukhov returns to his place and does not even try to close or turn sideways. Dolokhov fires, but misses. The wounded is taken away, he cries, he says he “killed her”, referring to his mother. Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.” Pierre had never before held a weapon in his hands, he was shown where to press, how to converge. Pierre shoots and hurts Dolokhov. He rushes to his opponent, wanting to help him, but Dolohov yells: “To the barrier!” Bezukhov returns to his place and does not even try to close or turn sideways. Dolokhov fires, but misses. The wounded is taken away, he cries, he says he “killed her”, referring to his mother. Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.” wishing to help him, but Dolokhov cries: “To the barrier!” Bezukhov returns to his place and does not even try to close or turn sideways. Dolokhov fires, but misses. The wounded is taken away, he cries, he says he “killed her”, referring to his mother. Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.” wishing to help him, but Dolokhov cries: “To the barrier!” Bezukhov returns to his place and does not even try to close or turn sideways. Dolokhov fires, but misses. The wounded is taken away, he cries, he says he “killed her”, referring to his mother. Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.” Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.” Dolokhov asks Rostov to go ahead and prepare the old lady for what she sees. Nikolai goes and to his great surprise learns that “Dolokhov, this ruffian, Dolohov’s batterer, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchbacked sister and had the most tender son and brother.”
Recently, Pierre rarely saw his wife face to face, since there were always a lot of guests in their house. After the duel, he locked himself in his office, trying to understand his feelings, and concludes that all his troubles are due to the fact that he married Helen. He realizes that he was afraid to admit to himself earlier that Helen is a depraved woman. At night, he gives orders to pack things for departure to Petersburg, because he can no longer stay with his wife under one roof. But in the morning Helen comes to him. She knows everything about the duel, Pierre is taken to criticize him, he tries in every possible way to evade the conversation, saying that it is better for them to part. The wife answers that the fact of her traveling does not frighten her, but she will let her husband out only in case “he gives her a fortune.” Pierre is infuriated, he grabs a marble plaque from the table, breaks it, shouts: “Get out!” Helen runs away in horror. A week later, Bezukhov gives his wife a power of attorney to manage all the Great Russian estates, which accounts for more than half of his estate, and one goes to Petersburg.
In the Bald Mountains comes the news of the alleged death of Prince Andrew, but Kutuzov attributes that neither among the dead nor among the famous prisoners of Bolkonsky there. Princess Marya is going to report the incident to Liza, Andrei’s wife, but she does not dare to do this, judging that she, in her position, is better to remain ignorant. Soon the “little princess” begins childbirth – long and heavy. At night Prince Andrew suddenly appears. It turns out that he sent a letter to his family, but they did not receive it. Prince Andrew is in the next room, hears a newborn cry, enters his wife and sees that she is dead. The funeral takes place on the third day, and on the fifth the little prince Nikolai Andreyevich is baptized.
By the efforts of the old Count Rostov, his son’s participation in the duel of Bezukhov and Dolokhov was hushed up. Instead of demoting, Nicholas is appointed adjutant to the Moscow Governor-General. Rostov approaches Dolohov, he gradually recovers, talks frankly with Rostov, tells that he has two or three friends, is an “adored mother,” and on other people, he pays attention to the extent that they are necessary or harmful. Especially harmful, in his opinion, women. All of them – from the countess to the cooks – are corrupt creatures who have never met Dolohov, although he dreams about it. Thanks to Nikolai’s military acquaintances, many new people appear in the Rostov house, including Dolokhov. He likes everything except Natasha, because she thinks Pierre was right in the duel of Dolokhov and Bezukhov. It seems to Natasha, that Dolokhov is wicked and unfeeling. Then she notices that he, as if falling in love with Sonya, is an observation quite close to the truth. After a while, Dolohov makes a proposal to Sonya, but the girl refuses him, explaining that she loves another. Natasha tells all about Nicholas, adding that she is sure that her brother will not marry Sonya. Nikolai explained with Sonya, advises her to think again of Dolokhov’s proposal, since he himself can not promise anything to her.
Natasha goes to her first ball. She is dressed for the first time in an “adult” dress, she likes everything around, she is in love with everyone. Denisov does not take her admiring eyes, he is delighted with her grace and the ability to dance. Nikolai tells his sister to choose Denisov’s mazurka, because he perfectly dances it. Natasha follows the advice of her brother. The guests look at them admiringly. All evening Denisov does not depart from Natasha.
Rostov does not see Dolohov for two days, then receives a note in which he, before leaving for the army, invites a friend to the English club. Rostov comes, finds Dolokhov playing cards. He involves him in the game. Gradually, the whole game focuses on Rostov: he loses forty-three thousand, not understanding why Dolohov so treats him. Nikolay calls Dolokhov in the next room, says that he can not pay all the debt at once. He notices that there is nothing to be done: he who is happy in love, is not lucky in the cards – after all, Sonya is in love with Nicholas. Rostov is infuriated and offers Dolokhov money tomorrow.
Natasha sings (she learns singing, but she does not sing very beautifully – she takes a wrong breath, does not hold a pause, etc.). Everyone says that the voice is not yet worked, but they enjoy its singing, in which sincere sincerity is audible. Nicholas listens to his sister, and suddenly it seems to him that all his troubles, Dolokhov’s duty, are nothing compared to this beautiful singing. The old count arrives, and Nikolai goes to talk to his father. At first he takes a cheeky tone, but, not seeing repulse from his father, repents and even cries. At the same time, Natasha is explained with her mother: Denisov proposed to her. The countess does not believe her ears. Natasha announces to Denisov that he can not marry him, the countess adds that the refusal is due to the daughter’s youth. The next day Denisov leaves Moscow. Nikolai sees him off,

After his explanation with his wife, Pierre Bezukhov decides to settle in St. Petersburg. He thinks about the meaning of life, about the power that governs the world. At the inn, Pierre meets one traveler. He recognizes him, says that he knows about Bezukhov’s misfortune and wants to help him. The passing, as it turns out, is a member of the “Brotherhood of Free Masons” (Masons). In response, Pierre admits that he does not believe in God. The driver protests that Pierre simply does not know God – “God, of course, exists, but it is difficult to understand.” Mason as if guessing the thoughts that worry the young Bezukhov – about the meaning of life, about the destiny of man. Pierre is fond of conversation. The Mason assures him that it is impossible to achieve anything by reason alone. “The highest wisdom has one science – the science of everything, science, explaining the entire universe and the place of man in it. “In order to understand this science, in the opinion of the Masons, one must engage in self-improvement, that is, to comprehend the god.” After Pierre’s departure, Pierre recognizes his name-Osip Alekseyevich Bazdeev. to fall asleep and everything reflects on the conversation with the traveler. When he arrives in St. Petersburg, Bezukhov starts reading, receiving “an uncharted pleasure for them to believe in the possibility of achieving perfection and in the possibility of fraternal and active love between people.” A week later, a man comes and informs that thanks to the petition of a high-ranking official Pierre will be accepted into the brotherhood before the deadline, who agrees and claims that he now believes in God, Pierre is being taken somewhere, having tied up his eyes, they are consecrated into Masons with all the ordinances of the rite. He gives an oath that he enters into Freemasonry to withstand the evil prevailing in the world. Pierre is brought into Masonic society, where he sees many people whom he knew or met earlier in the world. The next day Prince Vasili comes to Pierre and tries to persuade him to make peace with his wife. However, Bezukhov resolutely refuses and puts his father-in-law out. A week later, leaving the masons a large sum for donations, Pierre leaves for his estates. His new “brothers” supply him with letters to Kiev and Odessa to local masons. The next day Prince Vasili comes to Pierre and tries to persuade him to make peace with his wife. However, Bezukhov resolutely refuses and puts his father-in-law out. A week later, leaving the masons a large sum for donations, Pierre leaves for his estates. His new “brothers” supply him with letters to Kiev and Odessa to local masons. The next day Prince Vasili comes to Pierre and tries to persuade him to make peace with his wife. However, Bezukhov resolutely refuses and puts his father-in-law out. A week later, leaving the masons a large sum for donations, Pierre leaves for his estates. His new “brothers” supply him with letters to Kiev and Odessa to local masons.
The story of Bezukhov’s duel with Dolokhov was jammed, none of the seconds also suffered. However, in the light, it was widely publicized, as a result of which they all accused Pierre (a jealous person who does not know how to behave as a dork, etc.). When Ellen returns to St. Petersburg, she is favorably received, and she plays the part of an unhappy abandoned wife who resignedly trials the trials of fate. Helen shines in the salon of Anna Pavlovna Scherer, there they “introduce” Boris Drubetsky. Helen pays attention to him. Boris seeks to make a career in all ways, gets “the right people.” Now he does not have the Rostovs and is ashamed of his childish love for Natasha. Helen appoints Boris a meeting at home. Arriving at the appointed time, Boris finds Helen a lot of other guests and does not understand why he was, in fact, invited. However, saying goodbye, Helen again invites him to her. Soon, Drubetskaya becomes her man in the house of Helen.
It’s 1806, the war is in full swing, the theater of military operations is approaching the borders of Russia. Prince Andrew after Austerlitz decides to never again serve in the army. His father is appointed one of the eight commanders-in-chief for the militia, and Andrei, in order to be made from active service, assumes the position under the old Bolkonsky. Prince Andrew sees in all the same bad sides. His little son is sick, and Andrew has to take care of the child.
Upon arrival in Kiev, Pierre receives instructions from the Masons on what to do in his estates. He collects managers, encourages them to free the peasants from serfdom, do not force women and children to work on equal terms with men, abolish corporal punishment, and go to exhortations, organize shelters, schools, etc. Some listen to the master’s reasonings with bewilderment, most quickly understands how to turn his ideas to his advantage. Despite Pierre’s immense wealth, his affairs go badly, the money goes to no one knows where, the chief administrator annually reports either fires or crop failures. Pierre every day “deals” with the general manager, but feels that the “occupation” does not move things a step from a dead end. As the largest landowner, Pierre is received in the province very cordially, lunches are again arranged in his honor,
In the spring of 1807, Pierre went to Petersburg, making his way around the road. The general manager “for the time being” does not represent a possible release of the peasants, arranges the celebration of Bezukhov in the villages. Pierre does not know that in fact the villages are in the greatest ruin, that women are no longer sent to corvee, but instead they are doing the hardest work in their own half, that the priest who brought him an image lays the peasants with unbearable bribes, etc. The manager convinces Pierre, that the peasants do not need liberation, because they are already happy. On the way, Pierre calls on his friend Bolkonsky. Prince Andrew is glad to the guest, but nevertheless Bezukhov is amazed by the change that occurred in the young prince, an extinct, deadly gaze, to which, despite all the efforts, he can not give a radiant splendor. Pierre talks about himself, he says, that he became a completely different person. At dinner, the conversation goes about marrying Pierre, about a duel. Bezukhov says that he is glad that Dolokhov was alive. Prince Andrew objects that “killing an evil dog” is even useful. However, according to Pierre, it is unfair – you can not do what is evil for another person. Andrew also believes that you never know for sure that there is evil. He adds that he knows two real misfortunes in life: “illness and remorse, and happiness is already the very absence of these evils.” “To live for yourself, avoiding only these two evils – that’s all my wisdom now,” Bolkonsky shares with a friend. Prince Andrew says that he used to live for the sake of glory, but now he got rid of this chimera, he became calmer, because he lives for himself alone. “The neighbors are also a part of me,” Andrei concludes. Pierre says that we must do an active good – build hospitals, give shelter to the old, beggars and so on. Andrei answers that he himself can build a house, break a garden, Pierre – open hospitals, but both are just a way of spending time. Andrew adds that, liberating serfs, Pierre thus wants to take the peasants out of the animal state and give them “moral needs”, although, in his opinion, the only possible happiness is the happiness of the animal. “I envy him, and you want to make him me, but without giving him my means.” “Another thing you say is to make it easier for him, but in my opinion, the physical work for him is the same necessity, the same condition for his existence, as for me and for you mental work… He can not but not plow, do not mow he will go to the pub or become sick… hospitals, medicines… He was hit, he dies, and you let him bleed, healed him. He’ll be a cripple for ten years, all a burden. It’s much calmer and easier for him to die. “Pierre is horrified and says that one can not live with such thoughts.” The only thing Prince Andrew expresses regret about, is human dignity, peace of conscience, cleanliness, but not the people themselves ” no matter how long, everyone will remain the same… “Pierre tells Andrew about Freemasonry, which” saved “him.
Pierre and Andrew go to the Bald Mountains. On the way, they find a flooded river, through which they must cross the ferry. Pierre returns to the interrupted conversation, asks Andrei if he believes in a future life: “On earth, on this earth (Pierre pointed out in the field), there is no truth, all lies and evil, but in peace, in the whole world, there is a kingdom of truth, and we are now the children of the earth, and forever – the children of the world. Do I not feel in my soul that I am a part of this huge, harmonious whole? Do I not feel that I am in this vast countless number of beings in which the deity is manifested, – the supreme power, as you wish, – that I constitute one link, one step from the lower beings to the higher? If I see clearly see this ladder, which leads from plant to person, then why do I assume that this ladder is interrupted with me, but does not lead further and further? I feel that I not only can not disappear, like nothing disappears in the world, but that I will always be and always have been. I feel that apart from me, there are spirits living on me, and that in this world there is truth. “Andrei answers that only death convinces – when you see how a person who is close to you dies when you understand all the vanity and worthlessness of life.” Pierre objects: “If there is a god and a future Life, that is, truth, there is virtue; and the highest happiness of a person is to strive to achieve them. We must live, we must love, we must believe that we do not live now only on this patch of land, but we lived and will live there, in everything (he pointed to the sky). “Despite the outward calm, Prince Andrey feels that Pierre’s words were produced by he had a great impression, and “for the first time after Austerlitz he saw that high, the eternal sky that he saw, lying on the Austerlitz field, and something long asleep, something better that was in him, suddenly awakened in his soul joyfully and young. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see” the gods people “who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to drive the wanderers, but Mary, in spite of everything, accepts them.” Andrei relates to the wanderers mockingly. “One of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon she saw,” Our Lady weeps, her “from the eyes of the world pours.” Pierre says that this is a lie that is simple The prince Mary is embarrassed, the strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say that they are joking, after some time the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke of him only good things. which he saw lying on the Austerlitz field, and something long asleep, something better that was in him, suddenly awoke happily and young in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see” the people of God ” who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to drive the pilgrims, but Mary, despite of everything, accepts them. “Andrei relates to the wanderers mockingly.” One of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon she saw, “Our Lady weeps, she” miura flows. “Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Maria is embarrassed, the strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrei calm them, they say they are joking, after a while the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke only good about him. which he saw lying on the Austerlitz field, and something long asleep, something better that was in him, suddenly awoke happily and young in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see” the people of God ” who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to drive the pilgrims, but Mary, despite of everything, accepts them. “Andrei relates to the wanderers mockingly.” One of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon she saw, “Our Lady weeps, she” miura flows. “Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Maria is embarrassed, the strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrei calm them, they say they are joking, after a while the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke only good about him. lying on the Austerlitz field, and something long gone to sleep, something better that was in him, suddenly, happily and youngly awoke in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see the” God’s people “who came to the princess Marya, the elder Bolkonsky orders the strangers to be chased, but Marya, despite of everything, accepts them, Andrei treats wanderers mockingly, one of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon she saw – the Mother of God weeps, she “pours from the eyes of the world.” Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Princess Marya of Confusion “Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say they are joking.” After a while the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. lying on the Austerlitz field, and something long gone to sleep, something better that was in him, suddenly, happily and youngly awoke in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see the” God’s people “who came to the princess Marya, the elder Bolkonsky orders the strangers to be chased, but Marya, despite of everything, accepts them, Andrei treats wanderers mockingly, one of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon she saw – the Mother of God weeps, she “pours from the eyes of the world.” Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Princess Marya of Confusion “Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say they are joking.” After a while the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. and something long gone to sleep, something better that was in him, suddenly woke up happily and young in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see the” God’s people “who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to run the pilgrims, but Mary, despite everything, takes them in. One of the wanderers tells about the miracle icon that she saw, – Our Lady weeps, she “leaks out of her eyes.” Pierre says that this is they deceive the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them down, they say they are joking, after a while the old prince comes, Pierre likes him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. and something long gone to sleep, something better that was in him, suddenly woke up happily and young in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see the” God’s people “who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to run the pilgrims, but Mary, despite everything, takes them in. One of the wanderers tells about the miracle icon that she saw, – Our Lady weeps, she “leaks out of her eyes.” Pierre says that this is they deceive the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them down, they say they are joking, after a while the old prince comes, Pierre likes him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. suddenly, joyfully and youngly awoke in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see the” people of God “who came to Princess Marya, the elder Bolkonski orders to drive the wanderers away, but Marya, despite everything, accepts them. One of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon that she saw – the Mother of God weeps, she “leaks out of her eyes.” Pierre says that they are deceiving the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, the strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say that they are joking. After some time, the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke only good things about him. suddenly, joyfully and youngly awoke in his soul. “Upon arriving at the Bald Mountains, Pierre and Andrei see the” people of God “who came to Princess Marya, the elder Bolkonski orders to drive the wanderers away, but Marya, despite everything, accepts them. One of the wanderers tells of the miraculous icon that she saw – the Mother of God weeps, she “leaks out of her eyes.” Pierre says that they are deceiving the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, the strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say that they are joking. After some time, the old prince comes, Pierre liked him, Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and after his departure the hosts spoke only good things about him. who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to drive out the pilgrims, but Mary, despite everything, accepts them. Andrew refers to the wanderers mockingly. One of the wanderers tells about the miraculous icon, which she saw – the Mother of God weeps, she “flows out of her eyes”. Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say they are joking. After some time, the old prince comes, Pierre liked him. Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and on his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. who came to Princess Mary. The elder Bolkonsky orders to drive out the pilgrims, but Mary, despite everything, accepts them. Andrew refers to the wanderers mockingly. One of the wanderers tells about the miraculous icon, which she saw – the Mother of God weeps, she “flows out of her eyes”. Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say they are joking. After some time, the old prince comes, Pierre liked him. Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and on his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. it “flows out of the eyes of the world.” Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say they are joking. After some time, the old prince comes, Pierre liked him. Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and on his departure the hosts spoke of him only good. it “flows out of the eyes of the world.” Pierre says that this is deceiving the common people. Princess Mary is embarrassed, strangers are indignant, Pierre and Andrew calm them, they say they are joking. After some time, the old prince comes, Pierre liked him. Pierre stayed with the Bolkonsky for two days, and on his departure the hosts spoke of him only good.
Rostov comes to the regiment and rejoices as if he returned to his own family. He decides to return to his parents the money that they were forced to pay on his card debt. Previously, Rostov sent 10 thousand a year, now he decides to take only two, and the rest to return to the parents in payment for the debt. Nicholas even closer with Denisov. In winter the regiment is in reserve. Provision is irregular, the hussars are poor, they feed the horses with straw from the roofs of the huts. Rostov meets a starving old Pole and his daughter with a baby, leads them to him and feeds them until they recover. When one of the officers hints at a somewhat different, than friendly, relationship between the young Poles and Rostov, Nicholas in his characteristic ardent manner refutes the slander, and Denisov hardly keeps a friend from a duel. Later, in private, Rostov recognized Denisov, that Polka was like a sister to him, that he was very upset that he was suspected of dishonesty. Soldiers still live poorly. Denisov, seeing how the lower ranks are dispersed in the surrounding forests in search of edible roots, can not stand and dares to improve the situation in any way. After a while he returns with food transport, which beats his own infantry, and distributes food to soldiers. The next day the regimental commander summons Denisov and sends him to the headquarters to settle the incident. The commander himself agrees to look at what happened through his fingers. Denisov goes to the headquarters, but by the evening he returns not himself, feels so bad that the doctor even has to give him blood. Denisov says that in the food store, where he intended to hush up the business, he met Telyanin. It turns out, that it was he who had been starving Denisov’s soldiers all this time. Denisov beats Telyanin. After a while, a request comes up, instructing Denisov to appear in court, since he was brought to trial. Staff representatives present the incident as if Denisov was drunk and beat up two officials. On the eve of this day, when Denisov needs to appear for explanations to the division headquarters, Platov did reconnaissance of the enemy with two Cossack regiments and two squadrons of hussars. Denisov was slightly injured (a stray bullet) and, taking advantage of the incident, went to the hospital. Rostov misses his friend and after a while goes to visit him. Typhoid is in the hospital. Rostov finds Denisov and, despite the fact that he tries to look cheerful, notices the changes that have taken place in him: Denisov does not ask about the general course of events, about the shelf, and even does not seem happy about Nicholas’s arrival. On the question of the trial, Denisov says that it’s bad, reads out to Rostov a letter full of sarcasm, which he intends to send to the court. Surrounding, apparently not for the first time listening to the content of the letter, they leave, and only two remain in the ward – Tushin, whose arm is amputated, and the uhlan, who during the reading gives Denisov advice to obey the court’s decisions. In the end, Denisov agrees, signs a petition for pardon in the name of the sovereign and gives an application to Rostov. who in the course of reading gives Denisov advice to obey the decisions of the court. In the end, Denisov agrees, signs a petition for pardon in the name of the sovereign and gives an application to Rostov. who in the course of reading gives Denisov advice to obey the decisions of the court. In the end, Denisov agrees, signs a petition for pardon in the name of the sovereign and gives an application to Rostov.
Meanwhile, Boris is making a career. The meeting of the emperors in Tilsit is approaching, and Boris asks his superior to attach him to the royal suite. He is among the few associates on the Neman on the day of the meeting of the emperors, sees the passage of Napoleon along the shore, the Emperor Alexander himself, and so on. High-ranking dignitaries and the emperor get used to Drubetskiy and even recognize him in person. The French become friends from enemies, and one of the adjutants of Napoleon, several officers of the French guard and “a boy with an aristocratic French name” (page of Napoleon) come to Boris. On the same day, Rostov comes to Tilsit and brings Denisov’s petition. He goes to Boris. Seeing the French, Nicholas can not overcome hostility. Boris meets the guest with vexation, those present also feel awkward, to the request of Rostov on the petition for Denisova Drubetskaya responds evasively, but still promises to help. The next day turns out to be inconvenient for any kind of petitions, since the first conditions of the Peace of Tilsit are signed. Rostov secretly leaves the house to not see Boris, wanders through the streets. He approaches the house where the king stopped, and tries to go inside. They do not miss him, they advise him to hand over the petition to the team. In the retinue Rostov accidentally meets the general, who used to be the commander of his regiment, passes him a letter. When the emperor leaves, the general says something to him for a long time, but the tsar replies: “I can not, General, because the law is stronger than me.” Nikolai is still in love with the Tsar and, along with the crowd, enthusiastically runs after him. Rostov is present at the show, which is jointly conducted by Alexander and Napoleon. Nikolay notices, that Napoleon “is badly and unsteadily sits on a horse.” Napoleon is wearing the St. Andrew’s ribbon. In the form of a favor, Napoleon also awards one of the Russian soldiers with the Order of the Legion of Honor. After the review, Rostov is perplexed. He remembered Denisov, “with his changed expression, with his submission, and the whole hospital with these torn hands and feet, with this filth and illnesses,” “this self-satisfied Bonaparte with his white pen, who was now an emperor whom he loves and respects Emperor Alexander: Why are the torn hands, feet, dead people? ” Then dinner is arranged. Nikolai drinks two bottles of wine and hears officers say that if the war lasted a little more, then Bonaparte would come to an end, since no more ammunition or supplies remained in the French troops. Flare, Rostov yells that they are soldiers and do not dare to judge the actions of the sovereign: if the emperor tells them to die, they must die, but if he makes peace, they should welcome it. Nicholas is reassured, and the feast continues.

1808 year. Emperor Alexander travels to Erfurt for a new meeting with Napoleon. In 1809, the proximity of the two “lords of the world”, as Alexander and Napoleon called, comes to the point that when Bonaparte declares war on Austria, the Russian corps stands abroad to fight on the side of the former enemy against the former ally, the Austrian emperor.
Prince Andrew has been living in the country for two years without a break. What the Pierre began and did not bring to the end in his estate, the young Bolkonsky exercises in his possessions. He listed some of the peasants as free-grain farmers, for others he replaced the corvee with quitrent. Peasants and courtyards are taught to read and write for them a midwife. In the spring of 1809, Prince Andrew went to the Ryazan estate of his son, who was under his care. He passes through the crossing, where they had a conversation important with both Pierre a few years ago, sees an oak by the side of the road. “Probably ten times older than the birches that made up the forest, it was ten times thicker and twice as tall as each birch.” This was a huge oak in two girths, with bastards, long ago, apparently, bitches and a broken bark, overgrown with old ones with their huge clumsy, asymmetrically-spread out clumsy hands and fingers, he stood between the smiling birches with an old, angry and contemptuous monster. Only he alone did not want to obey the charm of spring and did not want to see either spring or sun. “Spring, and love, and happiness!” – as if saying this oak.– “And how all the same stupid and senseless deceit will not bother you.” All the same, all the deception! There is no spring, no sun, no happiness… “Prince Andrew thinks that this oak is right, that” let others, young ones succumb to the temptations of spring, and we know life – our life is over. ” “And you will not get tired of all the same stupid and senseless deception.” It’s all the same, all the hoax! There is no spring, no sun, no happiness… “Prince Andrew thinks that this oak is right, that” let others, young ones succumb to the temptations of spring, and we know life – our life is over. ” “And you will not get tired of all the same stupid and senseless deception.” It’s all the same, all the hoax! There is no spring, no sun, no happiness… “Prince Andrew thinks that this oak is right, that” let others, young ones succumb to the temptations of spring, and we know life – our life is over. “
According to the custodial affairs, Prince Andrey needs to see the county leader, Count Ilya Andreevich Rostov. Bolkonsky goes to him to Otradnoye, where the count lives, “as before,” hosting the whole province, with hunts, theaters, lunches and musicians. Prince Andrew meets Natasha. She is cheerful and frisky. Bolkonsky looks at her in astonishment, asking himself why she is so happy. In the evening, Prince Andrew can not fall asleep for a long time, after reading, he comes to the window and accidentally hears a conversation from the room on the floor above. Natasha admires the beautiful night, says that “such a lovely night has never, never happened,” that she wants to fly with happiness. At the sound of Natasha’s voice, full of admiration for nature, in the soul of Prince Andrew “suddenly there was such an unexpected confusion of young thoughts and hopes, contradicting his whole life, that he, feeling himself unable to understand his own condition, immediately fell asleep. “On the way back, Bolkonsky sees the same oak that strikes him.” The old oak, all transformed, spreading the tent of juicy, dark greenery, mlel, slightly swaying in the rays of the evening sun. No clumsy fingers, no sores, no old mistrust and grief-nothing was visible. Through a tough century-old bark juicy, young leaves made their way through knots, so it was impossible to believe that this old man produced them. “Yes, this is the same oak,” thought Prince Andrew, and suddenly he found an unreasonable spring feeling of joy and renewal. All the best moments of his life suddenly at the same time he remembered. And Austerlitz with the high sky, and the wife’s reproachful face, Pierre on the ferry, and the girl, excited by the beauty of the night,
In August 1809, Prince Andrew came to St. Petersburg. “This time was the apogee of the glory of the young Speransky and the energy of the coups he was making.” The liberal dreams with which Alexander entered the throne, “he is now trying to implement with the help of adherents of the same ideas. The Emperor is not very supportive of Prince Andrew, which is due to the fact that Bolkonsky since 1805 does not serve. Prince Andrew goes to the reception to Arakcheev, before which the whole courtyard trembles. Bolkonsky submits a note proposing the introduction of new military laws, since all the years spent in the village, he analyzed the actions of the Russian army.
Boris Drubetskaya becomes a regular at Bezukhova’s salon. Helen communicates with him with a special, affectionate smile and calls her page. Subconsciously, Pierre does not like the relationship of his wife and Drubetskiy, he feels strong antipathy toward Boris, but tries to pay as little attention to it as possible. Behind him in the light of the reputation of an eccentric, “the husband of a brilliant wife.”
On the advice of Bazdeev, Pierre keeps a diary, writes down all his actions. He tries to engage in self-improvement, eradicate laziness, gluttony and other vices. Soon in the box take Boris Drubetsky. Pierre writes in his diary that he himself recommended Boris, struggling with an unworthy feeling of hatred for this man, although, in his opinion, entering the box, Drubetskaya pursues one goal – to get close to the well-known and influential people.
The Rostovs lived in the village for two years, but despite this, their financial situation did not improve. After moving to St. Petersburg, they continue to live hospitably, their dinners are visited by a motley audience, and for people from high society, the Rostovs remain provincials. Berg makes Vera’s offer, and she agrees. Berg for so long and with such significance tells everyone about how he was wounded in the Austerlitz battle, which in the end receives two awards for one injury. In the Finnish war, he also “differs”: he raises a fragment of a grenade, which, an adjutant was killed near the commander-in-chief, and brings this shard to the chief. He also persistently retells this case to all, until he receives two awards for the Finnish war. In addition, he occupies “particularly favorable” places in St. Petersburg. Berg’s marriage, first met with bewilderment (he is not a very noble family), in the end, approved by the Rostovs, since Vera is already twenty-four years old, and yet no one has proposed to her, although she is considered a beautiful girl and leaves for the world. Before the wedding, Berg requires a dowry and calms down only when he is given twenty thousand in cash and a bill for eighty thousand rubles. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon. since Vera is already twenty-four years old, and no one has ever proposed to her, although she is considered a beautiful girl and leaves for the world. Before the wedding, Berg requires a dowry and calms down only when he is given twenty thousand in cash and a bill for eighty thousand rubles. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon. since Vera is already twenty-four years old, and no one has ever proposed to her, although she is considered a beautiful girl and leaves for the world. Before the wedding, Berg requires a dowry and calms down only when he is given twenty thousand in cash and a bill for eighty thousand rubles. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon. although she is considered a beautiful girl and travels to the light. Before the wedding, Berg requires a dowry and calms down only when he is given twenty thousand in cash and a bill for eighty thousand rubles. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon. although she is considered a beautiful girl and travels to the light. Before the wedding, Berg requires a dowry and calms down only when he is given twenty thousand in cash and a bill for eighty thousand rubles. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon. Boris, despite the fact that he made a brilliant career and stopped communicating with the Rostovs, still visits them during their stay in St. Petersburg. He meets with Natasha, to whom his stories about secular receptions and high-ranking acquaintances do not make any impression. Boris understands that marrying a girl without a fortune is tantamount to the end of his career, but more and more often begins to visit the Rostovs’ house, less and less often appearing in the Countess Bezukhova’s salon.
Natasha talks with her mother about Boris, and is interested in her opinion about this young man. The countess says that at sixteen years old (exactly how much now Natasha) she herself was already married, but if Natasha does not like Boris, then one should not rush. In addition, for Boris, marriage with Natasha is also undesirable, because he is poor. The Countess even reproaches her daughter that she in vain turned her head to Drubetsky. The next day the Countess invites Boris to her, and after a frank conversation with her, Boris ceases to visit the Rostovs’ house. Thirty-first of December, on the eve of the new, 1810, one of the “Catherine’s grandees” suits the ball. Natasha goes to the first big ball in her life. She cooks all day, dresses, helps mother, sister. Natasha is blinded and intoxicated with what is happening.
A lot of guests come to the ball. The last news is reported in a growling whisper. Among the newcomers, they see two ugly girls, heirs of big fortunes, behind which the “grooms” – Anatol Kuragin and Boris Drubetskaya – are seen. Pierre appears, accompanying his “brilliant” wife, talking with Andrei Bolkonsky, who is present here. Dances begin. Natasha is not invited, and Pierre asks Prince Andrew to dance with her circle. Seeing Natasha, Bolkonsky remembers the night in Otradnoye. She is happy to dance with him. After Prince Andrew, Natasha was invited by other gentlemen, including Boris. Natasha does not notice the subtleties of secular etiquette, she is more attracted by the dance itself, she is really happy. One of the dances she again dances with Prince Andrew. He tells the girl, that heard her passionate monologue at night in Otradnoye, Natasha seems to be justified in response. Bolkonsky likes her spontaneity, and she also likes that she is not spoiled by secular conventions. Andrew admires Natasha, and during a break between dances, even thinks: if Natasha now comes to his cousin, he will become his wife. Natasha does go to her cousin. Bolkonsky pulls himself up, wondering why such silly things come to him. Natasha sees the unfortunate Pierre, who is offended and humiliated by the position that his wife occupies in the light. Natasha tries to cheer Bezukhov, not understanding how such a wonderful person can not rejoice in such a wonderful day. Andrew admires Natasha, and during a break between dances, even thinks: if Natasha now comes to his cousin, he will become his wife. Natasha does go to her cousin. Bolkonsky pulls himself up, wondering why such silly things come to him. Natasha sees the unfortunate Pierre, who is offended and humiliated by the position that his wife occupies in the light. Natasha tries to cheer Bezukhov, not understanding how such a wonderful person can not rejoice in such a wonderful day. Andrew admires Natasha, and during a break between dances, even thinks: if Natasha now comes to his cousin, he will become his wife. Natasha does go to her cousin. Bolkonsky pulls himself up, wondering why such silly things come to him. Natasha sees the unfortunate Pierre, who is offended and humiliated by the position that his wife occupies in the light. Natasha tries to cheer Bezukhov, not understanding how such a wonderful person can not rejoice in such a wonderful day. which takes in the light of his wife. Natasha tries to cheer Bezukhov, not understanding how such a wonderful person can not rejoice in such a wonderful day. which takes in the light of his wife. Natasha tries to cheer Bezukhov, not understanding how such a wonderful person can not rejoice in such a wonderful day.
The next day, Prince Andrew recalls the ball and Natasha. One of the officials comes to him to inform him about the opening of the State Council. This event, which Prince Andrew would have paid much attention to, now seems to him petty and insignificant. He goes to dinner for Speransky, where there are also other “reformers”. They “have fun”, releasing “smart” jokes, but their fun seems to Bolkonsky “heavy and unhappy.” “The subtle sound of Speransky’s voice unpleasantly hit him, and the incessant laughter with his fake note somehow offended Prince Andrew’s feelings.” All that Speransky does, seems to Andrei fictitious and deceived. Bolkonsky leaves early, dear recalls all meetings of the Council, of which, in particular, Berg, which spend a lot of time discussing the form instead of solving pressing issues. This work now seems to Andrei empty and unnecessary, and he himself is surprised, as he did not understand such obvious things before. The next day Bolkonsky goes to the Rostovs and remains with them for dinner. After dinner, Natasha plays the clavichord and sings. Listening to her singing, Prince Andrew feels “cleansing”. “He looked at the singing Natasha, and something new and happy happened in his soul, he was happy, and at the same time he was sad.” He had absolutely nothing to cry about, but he was ready to cry. About the little princess? About his disappointments? .. About his hopes for the future? .. Yes and no. The main thing about which he wanted to cry was suddenly a vividly realized terrible contradiction between something infinitely great and indefinable, who was in him, and something narrow and bodily than he was, and even she was. This opposition tormented and delighted him during her singing. “After returning home, Prince Andrew can not fall asleep for a long time, he thinks about living, that he does not need to enclose himself in a narrow framework, he understands that Pierre was right on the ferry.
Bergs are accommodated in a new apartment and, to consolidate their position in society, invite guests. Among the invited – Pierre, Rostov, Bolkonsky. At a party that is no different from other similar evenings, Pierre notices that something happens between Prince Andrey and Natasha. Prince Andrew says that he needs to talk with Pierre, but during the evening it does not work for them.
Prince Andrew more often begins to visit the Rostovs, everyone understands perfectly why he walks, and are waiting. After a while, Prince Andrew informs Pierre that he intends to marry Natasha. Pierre supports a friend, says that “this girl is a treasure” and that his person will not be happier. Prince Andrew leaves, Pierre remains in despondency – “the brighter it seemed to him the fate of Prince Andrew, the more gloomy it seemed its own.”
Andrew goes to his father to ask for permission to get married. He gives some consent after some meditation, but demands that Andrei wait a year: they have a difference in age with Natasha, and besides, Prince Andrey has a son. Prince Andrew does not appear with the Rostovs for three weeks (this is how much the trip to his father took). Natasha does not want to go anywhere, crying secretly from everyone and is not, as usual, in the evenings to her mother. Finally Bolkonsky comes, speaks with the Countess, makes an offer to Natasha. Parents agree, in a conversation with Natasha, Andrew mentions that their wedding can not take place before a year. Natasha does not understand why they need a year, if they love each other. She says that she fell in love with Prince Andrey on his first visit to Otradnoye.
Engagement is not widely announced: Andrei insisted on this because, while tying himself, he did not want to link Natasha at the same time. On the eve of his departure from Petersburg, Prince Andrew brings the Bezukhov to Rostov, informs Natasha that he has dedicated Pierre to their secret, and asks to address him if something happens during his absence. Natasha does not cry during her departure, but several days after that she “sat in her room, was not interested in anything and only said sometimes:” Why did he leave? “But two weeks after his departure, she” is just as unexpected to those around her, woke up from her moral illness, became the same as before, only with an altered moral physiognomy, as children with another face get out of bed after a long illness. “
In Bald Hills, life goes on in the meantime. The old prince becomes even more grumbling and unruly, Princess Marya brings up Nicholas, Andrei’s son, becomes even more religious. She notices the change that took place in Andriy during his last visit, and soon Andrew himself from Switzerland announces his engagement to Natasha. Half of the time appointed by the father passes. Princess Mary, meanwhile, accepts wanderers, reads scriptures and so on. In the end, she also decides to go wandering and even stores road clothes for herself. But pity for her father and little Nikolenka keep her from such a step.

Rostov still lives in the regiment, he “became a hardy, kind little fellow.” In 1809, in letters from relatives, he increasingly feels anxiety – things are declining. Among other news he is informed of the engagement of Natasha and Bolkonsky, and in the last letter the countess clearly writes that if Nikolai does not come and do business, then the whole estate will go under the hammer. Co-workers arrange a solemn farewell to Rostov, and he goes on vacation. Upon arrival, Rostov sees as still loving his Sonja, Natasha, who amazes him with his “adulthood.” Natasha tells him her “novel” with Prince Andrew, and when asked if she loves Bolkonsky, he answers: “I was in love with Boris, a teacher, in Denisov, but that’s not the way I am. there are no people, and so I’m calm, good now.
Rostov begins to deal with the economy, and his first business is the dismissal of Mitka, the manager of the thief. In front of the whole yard, Rostov kicked him out of the porch. The next day the father tries to stand up for Mitenka, to justify him. Rostov apologizes to his father and has since ceased to interfere in economic affairs. One day the countess tells him that she has a bill of 2 thousand from Anna Mikhailovna Drubetskaya, and asks how she should act. Nikolay replies that he does not like Anna Mikhailovna or Boris, but they once were friendly with them, and they are tearing a bill.
In September, the Rostovs and their uncle, a distant relative and neighbor, go hunting. Uncle – an experienced hunter, he incidentally and inappropriately repeats the sentence: “Pure cause – march.” On the hunt, the wolf is persecuted, then the hare is hunted. The Rostovs accept the offer of my uncle to spend the night in his village of Mikhailovka. Uncle treats them with a truly Russian scale – herbalist, liqueurs, fungi, honeycomb, etc. Flushed and brisk, Natasha also participates in the conversation. Uncle tells that he lives all his life, does not serve anywhere, because he does not understand anything in the service. The coachman Mitka brings a balalaika and begins to play. When he finishes, Natasha asks to play more. Mitka performs “Barynya” with “bustings and interceptions.” Uncle takes a guitar and also sings (“Along street street”). Natasha is dancing. “Where how, when she sucked in from the Russian air she breathed – this little Countess, brought up by an emigrant Frenchwoman, – this spirit, where did she get these receptions that the pas de chale should have long ago superseded? But the spirit and methods were the same, inimitable, unexplored, Russian, which Uncle was waiting for from her… She did the same thing and so exactly… Anisya Fyodorovna, who immediately gave her the necessary handkerchief for her, through laughter she shed a tear, looking at this delicate, graceful, someone else’s strange, in silk and velvet, a well-educated countess who knew how to understand all that was in Anisya and Anisya’s father, and in her aunt, and mother, and in every Russian person ” (Anisya Fyodorovna manages the household of my uncle.) My uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha and the morning m RostoVs return home. which she breathed, – this countess, raised by an emigrant Frenchwoman, – this spirit, where did she get these receptions, which pas de chale should have long ago superseded? But the spirit and methods were the same, inimitable, unexplored, Russian, which Uncle was waiting for from her… She did the same thing and so exactly… Anisya Fyodorovna, who immediately gave her the necessary handkerchief for her, through laughter she shed a tear, looking at this delicate, graceful, someone else’s strange, in silk and velvet, a well-educated countess who knew how to understand all that was in Anisya and Anisya’s father, and in her aunt, and mother, and in every Russian person ” (Anisya Fyodorovna manages the household of my uncle.) My uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha and the morning m RostoVs return home. which she breathed, – this countess, raised by an emigrant Frenchwoman, – this spirit, where did she get these receptions, which pas de chale should have long ago superseded? But the spirit and methods were the same, inimitable, unexplored, Russian, which Uncle was waiting for from her… She did the same thing and so exactly… Anisya Fyodorovna, who immediately gave her the necessary handkerchief for her, through laughter she shed a tear, looking at this delicate, graceful, someone else’s strange, in silk and velvet, a well-educated countess who knew how to understand all that was in Anisya and Anisya’s father, and in her aunt, and mother, and in every Russian person ” (Anisya Fyodorovna manages the household of my uncle.) My uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha and the morning m RostoVs return home. where did she get these receptions, which pas de chale should have long ago superseded? But the spirit and methods were the same, inimitable, unexplored, Russian, which Uncle was waiting for from her… She did the same thing and so exactly… Anisya Fyodorovna, who immediately gave her the necessary handkerchief for her, through laughter she shed a tear, looking at this delicate, graceful, someone else’s strange, in silk and velvet, a well-educated countess who knew how to understand all that was in Anisya and Anisya’s father, and in her aunt, and mother, and in every Russian person ” (Anisya Fyodorovna manages the household of my uncle.) My uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha and the morning m RostoVs return home. where did she get these receptions, which pas de chale should have long ago superseded? But the spirit and methods were the same, inimitable, unexplored, Russian, which Uncle was waiting for from her… She did the same thing and so exactly… Anisya Fyodorovna, who immediately gave her the necessary handkerchief for her, through laughter she shed a tear, looking at this delicate, graceful, someone else’s strange, in silk and velvet, a well-educated countess who knew how to understand all that was in Anisya and Anisya’s father, and in her aunt, and mother, and in every Russian person ” (Anisya Fyodorovna manages the household of my uncle.) My uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha and the morning m RostoVs return home. (Anisya Fyodorovna runs the household of her uncle). Uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha, and in the morning the Rostovs return home. (Anisya Fyodorovna runs the household of her uncle). Uncle still sings folk songs with Natasha, and in the morning the Rostovs return home.
The affairs of the Rostovs are getting worse. It is about selling a rich estate near Moscow. The Countess is trying to marry profitable Nikolai and is taking certain steps to this – writing to her acquaintances.
Natasha yearns without Andrei, there is a gray, monotonous life. Come Christmas. Comes come. Natasha and the rest of Rostov dressed in costumes; Natasha dresses as a Circassian. Then they go riding, visiting friends tell stories about holy things.
Soon after the saints Nicholas announces his firm decision to marry Sonya, since he loves her. The mother tries to resist this, but the father feels guilty for the disorder of affairs. The countess is hostile to Sonia, calling her intriguer. With firm determination, having arranged his affairs in the regiment, to resign, to come and marry Sone, Nikolai, sad and serious, in disagreement with his relatives, but, “as it seemed to him, passionately in love,” he left for the regiment at the beginning of January. The Countess’s health was shaken, the arrangement of cases also required decisive measures, and at the end of January the Count, along with Sonia and Natasha, went to Moscow.

Pierre after the matchmaking of Prince Andrew and Natasha understands that it is impossible to lead the life that he led earlier. He stops making notes in his diary, avoids the society of the Masonic brothers, starts to go to the club again, drinks a lot, etc.
He gives out money to everyone, dances at balls, “if there is not a gentleman”, everyone is equally courteous. Pierre recalls with horror that at one time he “wanted to make a republic in Russia, he himself would be Napoleon, a philosopher, a tactician, a victor of Napoleon… and instead of all this, he is the rich husband of an unfaithful wife, a retired chamberlain, who loves to eat, drink and, unbuttoned, slightly scolded the government, a member of the Moscow English Club and a beloved member of Moscow society. ” Pierre understands the meaninglessness of his existence, but he can not do anything.
In the beginning of winter, the old prince Bolkonsky together with Princess Marya and grandson also come to Moscow. Princess Mary is burdened with Moscow life, she has no one to talk to, secular passions are alien to her. In addition, the character of Bolkonsky – the elder became completely unbearable: old age is affected. He brings Mlle. Bourien closer to him, and at the address of Princess Mary constantly slanders, lets go of the biting. However, the old soldiers who periodically talk about politics periodically come to the column.
Old people condemn the new hobbies of young people, in their midst anti-French sentiments dominate. Pierre comes to Bolkonsky, they talk with Princess Mary. Pierre reports that Boris Drubetskaya has arrived in Moscow, who, apparently, has set his task to be profitable to marry, and now only does not know who to attack – Princess Marya or Julie Karagin. Pierre with sarcasm says that now it’s fashion “to be melancholy” and, to please the Moscow girls, you must necessarily behave the way that makes Boris Drubetskaya. Princess Mary awaits the arrival of Andrew and his marriage, not without fear and with no jealousy.
Marriage to a rich bride in St. Petersburg, Boris failed, and with the same purpose, he comes to Moscow. Princess Mary, who seems more attractive to Drubetskaya than Julia Karagina, coldly accepts Boris, so Boris begins to go to the house of the Karagins. Around Jyuly there are a lot of potential suitors, the main mood in their environment is melancholy – sad songs are sung, poems are written in the album about the futility of everything earthly. Despite his courtship, Boris feels disgust for Julie, for her unnaturalness, he still believes in the possibility of true love and does not dare to make an offer. Julie has doubts, she decides to speed things up, and when Anatole Kuragin appears in their living room, suddenly, leaving his melancholy, begins to be very attentive to him. Thought of being fools and gift for losing this whole month “
Rostov-eld, who has arrived in Moscow, together with Natasha goes on a visit to Nikolai Andreevich Bolkonsky. When they report about their arrival, the old prince shouts from behind the door of Princess Marya, that she will not receive guests, that they do not need him. Princess meets Natasha and her father, and the prejudiced feeling that already existed in her, is confirmed: Natasha seemed to her “too smart, frivolous and conceited.” Natasha is offended by this method. Rostov Rostov is retired, bearing in mind his long-standing clash with Bolkonsky, the elder during the militia, when the latter, in response to an invitation to dinner, made a reprimand for Rostov for the lack of people. Because of this, Natasha takes a careless tone, which pushes Princess Mary away even more from her. A pretended, unnatural conversation continues for several minutes, then the prince leaves in a nightcap and dressing gown, He looks at Natasha with a critical glance, apologizes, says that he did not know about their arrival, and leaves. Princess Marya and Natasha silently look at each other, more and more feeling antipathy. Natasha coldly says goodbye and leaves. Before dinner, she cries in her room, and Sonya comforts her. In the evening the Rostovs go to the opera. There they meet acquaintances – Boris with Julie, Dolokhov, who is “the center of the attraction of brilliant Moscow youth.” There are legends about him that he was in the Caucasus, had some kind of sovereign prince in Persia, he was a minister, he killed the brother of the shah and so on. According to acquaintances, now the whole of Moscow is going crazy according to Dolokhov and Anatoly Kuragin. The action begins on the stage. Natasha is intoxicated with what is happening around her. After a while, Anatol Kuragin comes in late. Seeing Natasha, he comes to Helen, who is here, and asks her, who is this. During the intermission, Kuragin looks at the Rostov box, Natasha turns so that she can be seen in profile, according to her ideas, in the most advantageous position. After the second act, Helen asks the Count to introduce her to her daughters, invites Natasha to her lodge, she goes. In the next interval, Anatole comes to the box of Helen. Helen presents Kuragina Natasha. Kuragin mentions that they have a “carousel in costumes,” and Natasha must certainly take part in it. Natasha notices that he is looking at her bare arms and shoulders, and realizes that Anatole admires her. She was a little hard on his presence, “but looking into his eyes, she felt with fear that between him and her there was absolutely no barrier to shyness that she felt between herself and other men.” Natasha felt her closeness to this man, they talk about the simplest things. Anatole speaks vulgarity, Natasha listens to him. Only having arrived home, Natasha remembers Prince Andrew and gasps in horror. She is tormented by remorse, which did not hurt when she was in Helen’s company and felt the charm of depravity that emanated from this woman.
Anatol Kuragin lives in Moscow, as his father has set him a condition to marry a rich bride. But since the rich brides are mostly bad, Anatole does not approach anyone. In addition, he is already married for two years, since in Poland one poor landowner forced Anatol to marry his daughter. Anatole abandoned his wife, and for the money that he agreed to send the father-in-law, he pronounced himself the right to be bogged down. “Anatole was not a player, he was not vain, he did not care at all about what he was thinking about.” He was not ambitious, and several times he spoiled his career, laughing at all honors, and he did not and did not refuse to anyone who asked The only thing that he loved – it’s fun and women. ” Anatole again approaches Dolohov, whom he needs to bait noble young people in his gambling society. Dolokhov and Anatole discuss the merits of Natasha, Anatol declares that he “loves the girls”, Dolokhov recalls that “once he already fell on the girl.” Anatole laughs and says that two times on the same do not come across.
Natasha Rostova is still waiting for Andrei Bolkonsky, but at the same time can not help but recall Kuragin. Soon Helen arrives to Rostov. Despite the fact that before she was annoyed with Natasha for having beaten Boris from her in Petersburg, she tried to forget about it. Helen secretly tells Natasha that her brother “sighs about her.” Natasha falls under the influence of Helen, she is blinded by her secular brilliance. Helen invites Natasha to the masquerade, which Anatole mentioned in the theater. Familiar Rostovs – Mary Dmitrievna, warns Natasha from getting acquainted with Bezukhova, but still advises to unwind. Count Ilya Andreevich carries his daughters to Countess Bezukhova. Anatole waits for them at the entrance and immediately ties up with Natasha. “As soon as Natasha saw him, the same as in the theater, a feeling of vain pleasure that she likes him, and the fear of the lack of moral barriers between her and him has engulfed her. “Helen welcomes Natasha, admires her beauty and toilet. At the tour of the waltz, Anatole tells Natasha that she is charming and that he loves her.” She hardly remembered anything from that, that was this evening. “The father asks her to leave, but Natasha asks to stay in. She goes to the dressing room to fix the dress, Helen comes out with her, Anatole appears, Helen disappears immediately.) Anatol again talks about his love, kisses Natasha, returning home, Natasha suffers from the question she loves Anatol or Prince Andrew. She does not know what to do because she thinks she loves both. The next day Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimova, who lives in this visit to Moscow, the Rostovs, makes a visit to Bolkonsky – the eldest, after returning home, that he is insane and still does not want to hear anything. Marya Dmitrievna offers to go all to Otradnoye and there to wait for the groom, “otherwise it will not do without a quarrel with his father.” Natasha involuntarily cries out: “No!” Natasha receives a letter from Princess Mary, in which she asks for an apology for her behavior at the last meeting. One of the servants under the terrible secret brings a letter from Anatol, in which he swears in love, says that he knows that Natasha’s relatives will not give it to her, promises to kidnap and “take him to the end of the world.” This evening the Rostovs leave for their friends, Natasha remains at home under the pretext of a headache. Natasha receives a letter from Princess Mary, in which she asks for an apology for her behavior at the last meeting. One of the servants under the terrible secret brings a letter from Anatol, in which he swears in love, says that he knows that Natasha’s relatives will not give it to her, promises to kidnap and “take him to the end of the world.” This evening the Rostovs leave for their friends, Natasha remains at home under the pretext of a headache. Natasha receives a letter from Princess Mary, in which she asks for an apology for her behavior at the last meeting. One of the servants under the terrible secret brings a letter from Anatol, in which he swears in love, says that he knows that Natasha’s relatives will not give it to her, promises to kidnap and “take him to the end of the world.” This evening the Rostovs leave for their friends, Natasha remains at home under the pretext of a headache.
Returning late at night, Sonia enters Natasha’s room and to her surprise sees her as undivided, asleep on the couch. She notices on the table a letter from Anatol, reads it and is horrified. Natasha wakes up, Sonya reproaches her for impermanence, recalls that she saw Anatole only three times. Natasha replies: “I think I’ve loved him for a hundred years… As soon as I saw him, I felt that he was my lord, and I was his slave, and that I could not help but love him… What he told me says, I will do it. ” Sonya continues to reproach her, saying that perhaps he is a ignoble person, threatening that she herself will write a letter to Anatoly and tell Natasha everything to her father. Natasha in reply yells: “I do not need anyone! I do not love anyone except him!” She overtakes Sonya, who, bursting into tears, runs away. Natasha sits down at the table and writes a reply to Princess Mary,
On the day of departure Count Sonia and Natasha are invited to a big dinner with Kuragin, where Natasha again meets with Anatol. Sonia remarks that Natasha is trying to talk to Anatoly about something. Sonya again tries to warn Natasha, but she asks her to leave her, yells that she hates Sonya, that she is her “enemy forever.” However, Sonya continues to follow her friend closely and after they return home, she notices that she is waiting for something. On the eve of the day in which the count was to return, Natasha sits all morning at the window, and Sonya notices that she makes some sign to a passing military man. Then Natasha again receives a letter, and Sonya realizes that Natasha is obviously having some kind of plan for this evening. She realizes that Natasha wants to run with Kuragin.
Anatole has been living with Dolokhov for several days. The plan for the kidnapping of Rostov was prepared by Dolohov. On the triple, Natasha should, together with Anatole, go to the village 60 miles from Moscow, where a trimmed priest was already cooked to marry them. After that, they must go abroad – Anatol is already ready and passports, and roadside and 10 thousand rubles, taken from her sister, and another 10 thousand, employed through the means of Dolokhov. They collect things, Dolohov recalls that there is still time and “while you can throw this venture.” Dolokhov says that the case is serious, because if they find out that Anatol is married, he “will be let down under the criminal court”. Anatole does not listen. Dolokhov wondered what would happen when the money ran out. Anatole dismisses, saying: “What about this now thinking!” Dolokhov and Anatole secretly come to the house of the Rostovs. But in the courtyard of Anatoly meets a hefty footman and asks “to go to the lady”. Realizing that the plan had failed, Dolohov and Anatole fled shamefully.
It all turned out as follows: Marya Dmitrievna found the teary Sonya in the corridor and forced everyone to confess. Marya Dmitrievna goes to Natasha, scolds her with “bastard” and “shameless” and locks her to the key. After Dolohov and Anatole run away, Marya Dmitrievna goes to admonish Natasha, that hysterical person, she does not want to listen to anything and does not understand the horror of what she wanted to do. The next day the count arrives, sees the state of Natasha, is interested in Marya Dmitrievna, what is the matter, she is trying to hide what happened.
Pierre receives a letter from Marya Dmitrievna with an invitation to talk about the case concerning Andrei Bolkonsky and his bride. Pierre comes, Marya Dmitrievna takes from him an honest word and tells the whole story under the strictest secrecy. Pierre does not believe his ears, does not understand how Natasha could “exchange Bolkonsky for the fool Anatole.” In addition, Pierre knows that Anatole is married, as reported by Marya Dmitrievna. That, in turn, tells Natasha about this. Natasha does not believe and demands confirmation from Pierre. Pierre confirms this, then in a frenzy goes to search for the city Kuragin. Not finding it anywhere, he comes home and finds out that Anatole is among his wife’s other guests. The wife is frightened, seeing “this expression of rabies and strength, which she knew and experienced after a duel with Dolohov.” Pierre says to his wife: ” Where you are – there is debauchery, evil, “invites Anatole to” talk. “Anatole tries to talk in a contemptuous tone, but Pierre grabs him and” starts shaking from side to side until Anatole’s face takes an expression of sufficient fright. ” even grabs a heavy paperweight from the table, intending to smash Anatoly’s head on it, but in time gets it right and puts forward his demands: Anatol must immediately leave Moscow, give him Natasha’s letters and never tell anyone what happened between him and Rostov. can understand, finally, that Except your pleasure, “is happiness, peace of mind of other people that you are ruining a whole life that you want to have fun.” As Pierre overcomes his anger, Anatole recruits insolence, but, despite his bravado, the next day he leaves Moscow. Pierre goes to the Rostov, announces the departure of Anatole. Natasha is sick, because at night she tried to poison herself with arsenic, which she quietly took out. “After swallowing it a little, she was so scared that she woke up Sonya and announced what she had done.” During the day, Pierre at the club hears stories about the attempted kidnapping of Rostov and tries with all his might to refute them. Rumors reach the old prince Bolkonsky. A few days after Anatole’s departure, Pierre receives a notice from Prince Andrew about his arrival. Pierre meets with Andrew, who has already been informed of the betrayal of the bride. Andrei persistently talks with guests about politics, when they are alone with Pierre, gives him a bunch of letters and a portrait asking him to pass it on to Natasha. On the timid questions of Pierre, Andrew answers that again to ask her hands and be magnanimous, he can not, then adds that if Pierre wants to be his friend, then he should never mention Rostov. The old prince Bolkonsky and Princess Mary do not hide their joy about the upset marriage. Pierre gives Natasha letters and a portrait, Natasha says that she understands that everything is over between her and Prince Andrew, asks Pierre to tell Prince Andrey to forgive her for the evil she caused him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world. then you should never mention Rostov. The old prince Bolkonsky and Princess Mary do not hide their joy about the upset marriage. Pierre gives Natasha letters and a portrait, Natasha says that she understands that everything is over between her and Prince Andrew, asks Pierre to tell Prince Andrey to forgive her for the evil she caused him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world. then you should never mention Rostov. The old prince Bolkonsky and Princess Mary do not hide their joy about the upset marriage. Pierre gives Natasha letters and a portrait, Natasha says that she understands that everything is over between her and Prince Andrew, asks Pierre to tell Prince Andrey to forgive her for the evil she caused him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world. The old prince Bolkonsky and Princess Mary do not hide their joy about the upset marriage. Pierre gives Natasha letters and a portrait, Natasha says that she understands that everything is over between her and Prince Andrew, asks Pierre to tell Prince Andrey to forgive her for the evil she caused him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world. The old prince Bolkonsky and Princess Mary do not hide their joy about the upset marriage. Pierre gives Natasha letters and a portrait, Natasha says that she understands that everything is over between her and Prince Andrew, asks Pierre to tell Prince Andrey to forgive her for the evil she caused him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world. that Prince Andrew forgave her for the evil she had done to him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world. that Prince Andrew forgave her for the evil she had done to him. Pierre tries to comfort her, says that “if I were not myself, but the most beautiful, cleverest and best man in the world, and would be free, I would ask your hands and your love right now on your knees.” Natasha weeps with tears of gratitude and affection. Pierre emerges from the Rostovs, walks along the boulevard and sees a comet, the very one that was in 1812 and which, it was said, foreshadowed all sorts of horrors and the end of the world.


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