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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy, Constance Garnett
Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina may be the greatest single novel ever written; it may also be just plainly and sublimely good. Regardless, there is no doubt that Anna Karenina (generally considered Tolstoy's finest novel) is a sublime achievement. Anna, miserable in a loveless marriage, succumbs to the desire for... show more
Anna Karenina may be the greatest single novel ever written; it may also be just plainly and sublimely good. Regardless, there is no doubt that Anna Karenina (generally considered Tolstoy's finest novel) is a sublime achievement. Anna, miserable in a loveless marriage, succumbs to the desire for the dashing Vronsky. That sort of thing didn't stand one in good stead in 19th-century Russia; bad goes to worse, and the end Anna comes to is the stuff of legend. Tolstoy seamlessly captures a weaves a tapestry of Russian society -- as Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, "We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life." "One of the greatest love stories in world literature." -- Vladimir Nabokov
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780809596812 (0809596814)
Publisher: Wildside Press
Pages no: 740
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Petty Judgementalism: "Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
(Original Review, 1981-02-24)If you're not familiar with the The Orthodox Church's intricacies, don't bother reading the novel. It might also to understand the social context in which Anna Karenina is set, which Tolstoy doesn't explain because he was writing for fellow members of the Orthodox Church...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Treatise and character study
The foremost impression I'm left with, since I have the last part very present, is this literary symmetry: Anna takes about sixty pages to come in, by train, and leaves the book sixty pages from the end, also by train (yes, I know, some dark humor).Next, also with the end very present, this sense th...
elenatrintas
elenatrintas rated it
5.0 difficult to read anyone else once you read Tolstoy
wow! how do one review Ana Karenjina! The best of the best! No words to describe! Read it in Russian. Or it is worth learning Russian so one is able to read Russian classics in their native tongue. Ahead of his time Tolstoy is a guru and a revolutionist and a wise man all at the same time. Did you k...
Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it
3.0 Anna Karenina (Oxford World's Classics)
The number of times I've written this review, erased it, and completely rewrote it again from a different standpoint speaks volumes of the conflicting nature of ANNA KARENINA itself. Is it a trashy melodrama that wouldn’t be out of place on daytime television? An insightful glimpse into the economy ...
Calyre
Calyre rated it
- Aimez ceux qui vous haïssent... murmura Dolly.Karénine eut un sourire de mépris: ces mots qu'il ne connaissait que trop bien, ne pouvaient s'appliquer à sa situation.- On peut aimer ceux qui vous haïssent, mais non point ceux que vous haïssez. Pardonnez-moi de vous avoir troublée, à chacun suffit ...
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