About War and Peace (from wikipedia):
War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is one of the most celebrated works of fiction. It is regarded as Tolstoy’s finest literary achievement, along with his other famous work Anna Karenina (1873–1877).
War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families.