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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 4, Chapter 14 Summary

  • Moscow is slowly being rebuilt.
  • It’s hard to describe, and Tolstoy goes for the old anthill analogy.
  • First the peasants and looters come back.
  • The more looters there are, the harder it is to just chaotically loot, and the more things somehow organize themselves.
  • Then others start coming back: artists, officials, some homeowners, doctors, priests, and tons of carpenters looking for work.
  • Slowly but surely, city life is restored.

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