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Anna Karenina (Vintage Classics)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Perhaps one of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina follows the self-destructive path of a beautiful, popular, and sensual Russian aristocrat. The lovely Anna seems set in a respectable marriage with the powerful statesman Karenin, yet their lack of passion breeds the discontent she fully faces upon meeting the elegant and affluent officer Count Vronsky. Soon convinced that allowing herself to deeply love this man will enable her to find the meaning and truth of her life, Anna defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and children for her lover. Tolstoy juxtaposes this ill-fated couple with the melancholy Levin and his new wife Kitty. Levin is also searching for the fulfillment and happiness in his life, and he ultimately finds a happiness that Anna's love does not. A portrait of marriage and infidelity in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina explores love, life, and the depths of the human soul in a tale as illuminating as it is tragic.

Synopsis:

"One of the greatest love stories in world literature."  —Vladimir Nabokov
 
In a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society, Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel, Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.

About the Author

LEO TOLSTOY was born in central Russia on September 9th, 1828 and served in the army during the Crimean War. His two most popular masterpieces are War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099540663
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo Nikolayevich
Publisher:
Random House UK
Translator:
Aylmer, Maude
Translator:
Maude, Louise
Author:
Aylmer, Maude
Author:
Maude, Louise
Author:
Tolstoy, Leo
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1.5 in 1.31 lb

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"One of the greatest love stories in world literature."  —Vladimir Nabokov
 
In a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society, Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel, Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.
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