B. he was accused of inciting the serfs to start the fires at smolensk
C. he overheard
War and Peace was published as a serialized novel, completed in 1869. Famous for its girth and sprawling ambition, it merges historical fact with invented characters, and philosophy with fiction. For all these reasons, it initially baffled many critics, though it did find fame within the author's…
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