THE PRINCIPLE CHARACTERS ARRANGED IN FAMILY GROUPS
Count Cyril Bezukhov, a wealthy nobleman of Catherine the Great’s time
Pierre, his son, who, legitimized after his father’s death, becomes Count Bezukhov- the central character of the novel.
Princess Catiche, Pierre’s cousin
Count Ilya Rostov, a wealthy nobleman
Countess Nataly Rostova, his wife
Count Nicholas Rostov, their elder son, who goes into the army as a cadet
Count Peter (Petya) Rostov, their younger son
Countess Vera Rostova, their elder daughter
Countess Nataly (Natasha) Rostova, their younger daughter, the central female character. Is engaged to Andrew B., but marries Pierre later.
Sonya, a poor niece of the Rostovs. Engaged to Nicholas R.
Lieutenant Alphonse Karlovich Berg, an officer who marries Vera
Prince Nicholas Andreevich Bolkonski, a retired general
Prince Andrew Bolkonski, his son, a member of Kutuzov’s staff
Princess Mary Bolkonskaya, his daughter
Princess Elisabeth (Lise) Bolkonskaya, Prince Andrew’s wife, “the most fascinating woman in Petersburg” Dies after birth of Andrew’s son.
Prince Nicholas (Koko) Andreevich Bolkonski, Prince Andrew’s son
Prince Vasili Kuragin, an elderly nobleman
Prince Hippolyte Kuragin, his weak-minded elder son
Prince Anatole Kuragin, his profligate younger son, friend of Dolokhov
Prince Helene Kuragina, his daughter, “the beautiful Helene”, marries Pierre and is also a friend of Dolokhov.
Princess Anna Mikhaylovna Drubetskaya, an impoverished noblewoman
Prince Boris (Bory) Drubetskoy, her son, who enters the army
Julie Karagina, an heiress, who later marries Boris
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