Photo of Audrey Hepburn as Natasha in War and Peace, directed by King Vidor, from imdb. Only watch the movie if you want to see Audrey. From imdb: “Audrey Hepburn’s salary of $350,000 for the film was the highest salary an actress had ever received to date. When notified of her record salary Hepburn modestly told her agent, “I’m not worth it. It’s impossible. Please don’t tell anyone.” One of the reasons we love Audrey Hepburn.
Two weeks to go in our War and Peace reading project and the end is in sight. The two-month schedule suited us–we were able to read Tolstoy at a leisurely pace while observing our daily routines, meeting deadlines, and noshing on other books.
When you finish reading W&P, post a short essay in Comments below. Tell us what you really enjoyed about the Tolstoy, and what sections if any almost made you quit. (The looong sections about religion reminded me of the loooong sections about agriculture in Anna Karenina–I took to walking while reading, which looked funny but was the only way to keep my mind awake.) At the end of the W&P project we’re giving away books (including The Last Station by Jay Parini, a novel about Leo Tolstoy’s last days) to some of the readers who signed up for this reading group.
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