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Anna Karenina

by: Count Lyov Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Anna Karenina seems to have everything – beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike, and soon brings jealousy and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Konstantin Levin, a man striving to find contentment and meaning to his life – and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself.

Acclaimed as the definitive English version of Tolstoy’s masterpiece, this edition contains an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) spent his youth in wasteful idleness until 1851, when he travelled to the Caucasus and joined the army, fighting in the Crimean war. After marrying in 1862, Tolstoy settled down, managing his estates and writing two of his best-known novels,??War and Peace??(1869) and??Anna Karenina??(1878).??A Confession??(1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life, and in 1901 he was excommunicated by the Russian Holy Synod.

‘William Faulkner, it’s said, was once asked to name the three best novels ever. He replied: “Anna Karenina,??Anna Karenina,??Anna Karenina.” If you don’t recall why, rush to buy a fine new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’
Boyd Tonkin,??Independent

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Count Lyov Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.
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Anna Karenina 30 Jan. 2003
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Anna Karenina seems to have everything – beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky.

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ISBN: 9780140449174
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 30 Jan. 2003
Page Count: 864

“Anna Karenina”

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