51% done with War and Peace

Book 10

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We get another glimpse at Tolstoy’s “THEME” as he spends the whole chapter telling us how history really works, how all men are at the mercy of every other man and circumstance, that man has no real control over anything beyond his nose, and that everyone is always acting to events they don’t have a lot of control over. I don’t necessarily disagree with him, but these parts are dull and “teachy”.