- Author: Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1869
- Word count: 561,304 words (≈ about 37 hours)
War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.