14% done with War and Peace


Mostly just a chapter about the interplay between old Prince Bolkonsky, scheming Vasili, out of place Marya, scheming Bourienne, and idiot Anatole who doesn’t even know where the unit he’s attached to is. I like that Tolstoy doesn’t give us Anatole’s thoughts – we just get an assumed impression and how the women react to him. All this banal drama will help us understand why Marya choose not to marry Anatole