History Literature / WarAndPeace

4th Jun '16 9:31:58 PM 0nyx
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->''"I took a speed-reading course and read ''War and Peace'' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia."''
-->-- '''Creator/WoodyAllen'''
4th Jun '16 9:31:58 PM 0nyx
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22nd Feb '16 7:52:28 AM RoseAndHeather
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Present in both the 2007 and 2016 miniseries adaptations for Princess Marya Bolkonskaya, who is described as "ugly" (but [[WhatBeautifulEyes with beautiful eyes]]) in the novel. In the 2007 adaptation, she's played by the stunning Italian actress [[http://s018.radikal.ru/i520/1208/18/80719a5f664c.jpg Valentina Cervi]], while the Irish [[http://www.radiotimes.com/uploads/images/Original/97110.png Jessie Buckley]] in the 2016 adaptation is equally lovely, if not as classically beautiful. In neither of these adaptations could Marya ''ever'' be accurately described as ugly.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Present in both the 2007 and 2016 miniseries adaptations Quite common for Princess Marya Bolkonskaya, who is described as "ugly" (but [[WhatBeautifulEyes with beautiful eyes]]) in the novel. In the 2007 adaptation, she's played by the stunning Italian actress [[http://s018.radikal.ru/i520/1208/18/80719a5f664c.jpg Valentina Cervi]], while the Irish [[http://www.radiotimes.com/uploads/images/Original/97110.png Jessie Buckley]] in the 2016 adaptation is equally lovely, if not as classically beautiful. In neither of these adaptations could Marya ''ever'' be accurately described as ugly.
22nd Feb '16 7:51:02 AM RoseAndHeather
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Present in both the 2007 and 2016 miniseries adaptations for Princess Marya Bolkonskaya, who is described as "ugly" (but [[WhatBeautifulEyes with beautiful eyes]]) in the novel. In the 2007 adaptation, she's played by the stunning Italian actress [[http://s018.radikal.ru/i520/1208/18/80719a5f664c.jpg Valentina Cervi]], while the Irish [[http://www.radiotimes.com/uploads/images/Original/97110.png Jessie Buckley]] in the 2016 adaptation is equally lovely, if not as classically beautiful. In neither of these adaptations could Marya ''ever'' be accurately described as ugly.
10th Feb '16 11:35:10 AM RoseAndHeather
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** Pierre's marriage to Elena Kuragin also counts.

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** Pierre's marriage to Elena Kuragin (Helene) Kuragina also counts.



* TheCaretaker: Princess Marya Bolkonsky.

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* TheCaretaker: Princess Marya Bolkonsky.Bolkonskaya.



** The audiobook version clocks in at 7 parts of 8+ hours each, for a grand total of roughly 55 hours. By comparison, you can get done with similarly noted doorstopper Moby Dick in under 24.

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** The audiobook version clocks in at 7 parts of 8+ hours each, for a grand total of roughly 55 hours. By comparison, you can get done with similarly noted doorstopper Moby Dick ''Moby Dick'' in under 24.
7th Feb '16 8:08:03 PM LeeM
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* SceneryPorn: The river Enns as the Russian troops crossed it, especially the left, alpine side. Not shied away from in the 2016 BBC adaptation; St Petersburg and Moscow are ''very'' pretty.

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* SceneryPorn: The river Enns as the Russian troops crossed it, especially the left, alpine side. Not shied away from in the 2016 BBC adaptation; St Petersburg and Moscow are ''very'' pretty. Many of the interiors look as if they were shot in real Russian palaces.
26th Jan '16 1:11:28 AM aye_amber
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11th Jan '16 2:15:09 PM RoseAndHeather
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Thoroughly averted when it comes to female characters. The beautiful ones are either outright evil (Hélène) or just selfish and shallow, like Vera, Mlle Bourrienne or Sonya.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Thoroughly averted when it comes to female characters. The beautiful ones are either outright evil (Hélène) or just selfish and shallow, like Vera, Mlle Bourrienne or Sonya. The sole character for whom the trope holds true is Natasha.



* TheCutie: Natasha Rostov.

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* TheCutie: Natasha Rostov.Rostova.



* DelusionsOfEloquence: Julie Karagin cannot speak her own language, and Anatole's French is lacking.

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* DelusionsOfEloquence: Julie Karagin Kuragina cannot speak her own language, and Anatole's French is lacking.



** In Russia, there were less ranks than in other countries, so Princes/Princesses made up quite a lot of the nobility.

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** In Russia, there were less fewer ranks than in other countries, so Princes/Princesses made up quite a lot of the nobility.



** In another instance, Sonya and Nastasya both wear false moustaches. Sonya is so dashing and charming that everyone takes notice of her, and Nicholas' love for her is rekindled.
* {{Goth}}: Julie Karagin, sort of. While Goth subculture as we know it didn't exist back then, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_literature Gothic literature]] certainly did.
* HelloNurse: Elena Kuragin, or Hélène, is the most beautiful woman on Earth. There's a reason ''WarAndPeace'' doesn't have pictures.

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** In another instance, Sonya and Nastasya Natasha both wear false moustaches. Sonya is so dashing and charming that everyone takes notice of her, and Nicholas' love for her is rekindled.
* {{Goth}}: Julie Karagin, Kuragina, sort of. While Goth subculture as we know it didn't exist back then, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_literature Gothic literature]] certainly did.
* HelloNurse: Elena Kuragin, Kuragina, or Hélène, is the most beautiful woman on Earth. There's a reason ''WarAndPeace'' doesn't have pictures.



* LastMinuteHookup: Between Pierre and Natasha marry years after the invasion of Moscow.

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* LastMinuteHookup: Between Pierre and Natasha Natasha, who marry years after the invasion of Moscow.



* SceneryPorn: The river Enns as the Russian troops crossed it, especially the left, alpine side.

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* SceneryPorn: The river Enns as the Russian troops crossed it, especially the left, alpine side. Not shied away from in the 2016 BBC adaptation; St Petersburg and Moscow are ''very'' pretty.
11th Jan '16 2:07:00 PM RoseAndHeather
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It has also been adapted for TV a number of times; another adapation by the {{BBC}} is due later in 2015.

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It has also been adapted for TV a number of times; another adapation adaptation by the {{BBC}} is due later debuted in 2015.
January 2016.
3rd Jan '16 1:18:25 PM Dragon101
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* HonourBeforeReason: PlayedWith, the ''regiment's'' honour is more important than that of any of its members, and it's certainly [[EmbarassingCoverUp more important than the truth]].

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* HonourBeforeReason: PlayedWith, the ''regiment's'' honour is more important than that of any of its members, and it's certainly [[EmbarassingCoverUp [[EmbarrassingCoverUp more important than the truth]].
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