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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

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

  • Pierre returns to Moscow and settles into a wing of his house there.
  • He hears that Marya is in town and goes to visit her.
  • When he arrives at her place, he sees another woman with Marya but doesn’t recognize her. He starts talking about Andrei and ignores the other woman.
  • It takes a while for Pierre to realize that the other woman is Natasha. He knows immediately that he’s still madly in love with her.
  • He didn’t recognize her because she’s become so thin and pale. She’s unsmiling and depressed-looking.

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