Reading for Sunday, 15 March
I have to say this was where the one (or two, in my case) chapters a day really paid off for War and Peace. Last time I read this, I was basically skim-reading and only really taking in the main plot points.
But I can’t tell you how exquisitely moving I found this chapter. It’s probably slightly different in every translation, but the last sentence in mine is “He smiled, and held out his hand to her.”
I think that’s the my vote for the most beautiful moment and the most beautiful sentence in all of War and Peace. It nearly made me weep and took me right out of my morning commute.