Books are the fastest way to visit the world.
Through the pages of a novel we live a thousand adventures and meet new realities, with a cup in hand and a blanket to warm our legs. Through words our mind is able to make us walk the same paths, make us feel the same emotions and, when you turn the last page, it is as if a part of us had mixed with those events, leaving a fragment of soul inside.
And then let's go back to the famous words of Umberto Eco:
"Those who do not read will have lived only one life at the age of 70: their own. The reader will have lived 5000 years: there was when Cain killed Abel, when Renzo married Lucia, when Leopardi admired the infinite ... because reading is immortality backwards".
There are authors who know how to transport us into the lives of their characters in a masterly way, as in the case of Leo Tolstoy, who makes us feel close to the sufferings of his protagonists, making us remain glued to the pages of his novels such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, his two biggest masterpieces.
Let yourself be inspired by Tolstoy's life, immersing yourself in the reality of his land.