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Anna Karenina, a Norton Critical Edition (2ND 95 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780393966428
ISBN10: 0393966429
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"Backgrounds and Sources" includes central passages from the letters of Tolstoy and his correspondents, S. A. Tolstoy's diaries, and contemporary accounts translated by George Gibian exclusively for this Norton Critical Edition. Together these materials document Tolstoy's writing process and chronicle 's reception upon publication during the period 1875-77. "Criticism" unites Russian and Western interpretations to present the best canonical scholarship on written between 1877 and 1994. A wide range of perspectives is provided by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Nikolai N. Strakhov, Matthew Arnold, M. S. Gromeka, D. S. Merezhkovsky, Boris Eikhenbaum, Henry Gifford and Raymond Williams, George Steiner, Lydia Ginzburg, Eduard Babaev, Gary Saul Morson, Caryl Emerson, Donna Tussing Orwin, and George Gibian. A Chronology of Tolstoy's life and an updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

This Second Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is again based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation (originally published in 1918; revised with notes in 1939), which has never been surpassed. This volume reprints the 1939 edition, which the editor has revised, making twenty-one textual changes and revising or adding forty-nine footnotes.

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a giant of world literature, is the author of many classics, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina.George Gibian was Goldwin Smith Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. His honors include Fulbright, Guggenheim, American Philosophical Society, and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships. He was the author of The Man in the Black Coat: Russia's Lost Literature of the Absurd, The Interval of Freedom: Russian Literature During the Thaw, and Tolstoj and Shakespeare. He was the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and War and Peace, and Gogol's Dead Souls, and of the Viking Penguin Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader. Professor Gibian's articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, the Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, among others.

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amphidees, March 6, 2008 (view all comments by amphidees)
For those who need a step by step plot line with lots of action, don't read the novel. But in terms of psychological insight into both a man's and a woman's world view, Tolstoy overflows with precise and sharp metaphors and allegories that are still vibrantly relevant to understanding human relations. All the pop psychology blather such as “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” and “Women Who Love Too Much” among others, are predated by Tolstoy and in a much more creative, artistic and perceptive format. What I most enjoy in the book is that Tolstoy admires and likes (loves?) his characters, (even the peasants are not mere shadow figures) and they are all complex with valid and believable motives. This is one of the greatest novels of all time, and should be read at leisure.
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kiki73, March 19, 2007 (view all comments by kiki73)
the whole point of using agriculture in the book was not about the agriculture but about the servants and they way Tolstoy displays them as knowing alot more about whats going on in russia with economics than the main charcters do.
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GatorGirlie2152, October 21, 2006 (view all comments by GatorGirlie2152)
Just read the plot summary on SparkNotes. Tolstoy could have written the important stuff in 200 pages or less--but he chose to add another 650 pages of meaningless material (such as agriculture).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393966428
Editor:
Gibian, George
Translator:
Maude, Aylmer
Translator:
Maude, Aylmer
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Author:
Gibian, George
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917 Fiction.
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Eastern European
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 859-860.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
2631
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 1.1 in 1.315 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This Second Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel is again based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation (originally published in 1918; revised with notes in 1939), which has never been surpassed. This volume reprints the 1939 edition, which the editor has revised, making twenty-one textual changes and revising or adding forty-nine footnotes.
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