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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 2, Chapter 12 Summary

  • It’s been four weeks of prison life so far for Pierre.
  • Oddly enough, now that he’s had every single thing in his life taken away from him, Pierre is feeling more at peace than ever before.
  • He’s got a new theory of happiness now, too. Basically he thinks happiness is the same as contentment. In other words, if you’re not actively miserable, that means you’re happy.
  • Now all he wants is to be free and out of the prison. He feels strong, healthy, and ready for anything.

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