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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 2, Chapter 15 Summary

  • As a ploy, Napoleon sends another offer of peace to Kutuzov.
  • Kutuzov sends a reply basically telling him to kiss his derriere.
  • Meanwhile, some French troops are spotted near Kutuzov’s army. A detachment under the way-underappreciated and underrated general Dokhturov is sent to check it out.
  • When Dokhturov and his forces get to the city of Fominskoe, they find not just a few troops, but the whole French army – including Napoleon.
  • This is big news. A super-fast envoy is sent off to headquarters for instructions.

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