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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy, John Bayley, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
Anna Karenina
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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. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in... show more
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 jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and a meaning to his life – and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself.

This new translation has been acclaimed as the definitive version of Tolstoy’s masterpiece. It also contains an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140449174 (0140449175)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 838
Edition language: English
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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 ...
the reading chronicles
the reading chronicles rated it
5.0 Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beau...
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