21% done with War and Peace


Nikolai knows that Denisov has an eye for Natasha. When Denisov compliments her to Nikolai, Nikolai makes him repeat himself as if he didn’t understand whom he was speaking of – the way people do when we know that they know.

I love this dance of Denisov, love how Tolstoy describes him as looking the way he felt about himself: confident and handsome.

These are the people the French wanted to kill.