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Why Should You Read Tolstoy's "War and Peace"?

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The famous length of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace — 15 books and 365 chapters presents a real challenge for many readers and their teachers. So why bother? Use a short video that argues for a reading of an unabridged version of this lengthy classic.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Offer the novel as an independent reading selection, provide readers with a link to the resource, and have them check out the extension suggestions
Classroom Considerations
  • The length of the novel may preclude it as a core text in most classes
  • The video provides background information on Tolstoy, his life, and the political realities that influenced the structure of the novel
  • The resource also provides links the facts about the novel and things readers need to know before starting the book
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