A Year of War and Peace+ Day 7

In which we meet the Rostóvs, gossip is exchanged and we learn that the fault is almost always our own

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War and Peace — Book One, Part One

Chapter Seven

Prince Vasíli kept the promise he had given to Princess Drubetskáya who had spoken to him on behalf of her only son Borís on the evening of Anna Pávlovna’s soirée. The matter was mentioned to the Emperor, an exception made, and Borís transferred into the regiment of Semënov Guards with the rank of cornet. He received, however, no appointment to Kutúzov’s staff despite all Anna Mikháylovna’s endeavors and entreaties. Soon after Anna Pávlovna’s reception Anna Mikháylovna returned to Moscow and went straight to her rich relations, the Rostóvs, with whom she stayed when in the town and where her darling Bóry, who had only just entered a regiment of the line and was being at once transferred to the Guards as a cornet, had been educated from childhood and lived for years at a time. The Guards had already left Petersburg on the tenth of August, and her son, who had remained in Moscow for his equipment, was to join them on the march to Radzivílov.

A Year of War and Peace — Day 7

Moscow, 19th Century (Fyodor Alexeyev, The Cathedral Square in the Moscow Kremlin)

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Princess Anna Mikháylovna Drubetskáya, having secured her son Boris a position through her connections in Petersburg, goes to Moscow. We go with her.

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