Marya Dmitrievna is a formidable, opinionated widow and Natasha’s godmother. The Rostovs stay with her in Moscow during the winter of 1810–1811. She purchases Natasha’s wedding trousseau and gives her advice about her pending marriage to Prince Andrei. She also shields Count Rostov from the full story of Natasha’s broken engagement after she tries to elope with Anatole.
Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimov Character Timeline in War and Peace
The timeline below shows where the character Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimov appears in War and Peace. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Volume 1, Part 1: Chapters 14–17
Later, the Countess sits with her daughters and guests in the drawing room. One guest, Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimov, a rudely frank society lady whom everyone respects and fears, scolds the late arriving... (full context)
...at the poised, grown-up way Natasha chats with the young man. Count Rostov dances with Marya Dmitrievna , and his exuberance delights the onlookers, who burst into applause when the performance is... (full context)
Volume 2, Part 5: Chapters 5–10
...for Natasha’s wedding; Prince Andrei is expected back in town any day. They stay with Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimov, an industrious, opinionated widow. After buying Natasha’s wedding trousseau, Marya Dmitrievna takes her goddaughter... (full context)
Volume 2, Part 5: Chapters 11–13
Volume 2, Part 5: Chapters 14–17
The next morning, Natasha tries hard to act normal. After breakfast, Marya Dmitrievna calls Natasha and Count Rostov over. She tells them what happened at the Bolkonskys’ yesterday—she... (full context)
...Anatole refuses to consider the future. After his troika driver arrives, Anatole speeds off to Marya Dmitrievna ’s. But when he runs to the back porch to find Natasha, he’s met instead... (full context)
Volume 2, Part 5: Chapters 18–22
...successful conclusion of his estate business. When he finds Natasha ill and sees Sonya’s and Marya Dmitrievna ’s embarrassed faces, he knows something must have happened between Natasha and her fiancé. But... (full context)
Volume 3, Part 3: Chapters 5–9
...objected, they would appear foolish. The only one who doesn’t care how she looks is Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimov, who denounces Hélène’s behavior in crude terms. Prince Vassily just tells Hélène to follow... (full context)