Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina  -     By: Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Penguin Classics / 2014 / Hardcover

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, this brilliantly witty and modern translation of Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction will allow you to grasp the notability of Tolstoy's characters and situations. This beautiful, clothbound edition tell the story of Anna Karenina, who seems to have it all --- beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. Even with all of this, her life seems empty, until she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their affair scandalizes both society and family, bringing jealousy and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this story is the story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and meaning to his life (a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself). Hardcover, 864 pages.

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Title: Anna Karenina
By: Leo Tolstoy
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 864
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 3 ounces
ISBN: 014119961X
ISBN-13: 9780141199610
Stock No: WW199610
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Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. 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 acclaimed modern translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky won the PEN/ Book of the Month Club Translation Prize in 2001. Their translation is accompanied in this edition by an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley 'The new and brilliantly witty translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is a must' - Lisa Appignanesi, Independent, Books of the Year 'Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English, and their superb rendering allows us, as perhaps never before, to grasp the palpability of Tolstoy's "characters, acts, situations"' - James Wood, New Yorker

Author Bio

Count Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana, in the Tula province, and educated privately. He studied Oriental languages and law at the University of Kazan, then led a life of pleasure until 1851 when he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus. He took part in the Crimean War and after the defence of Sebastopol he wrote The Sebastopol Sketches (1855-6), which established his reputation. After a period in St Petersburg and abroad, where he studied educational methods for use in his school for peasant children in Yasnaya Polyana, he married Sofya Andreyevna Behrs in 1862. The next fifteen years was a period of great happiness; they had thirteen children, and Tolstoy managed his vast estates in the Volga Steppes, continued his educational projects, cared for his peasants and wrote War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). A Confession (1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life; he became an extreme moralist and in a series of pamphlets after 1880 expressed his rejection of state and church, indictment of the weaknesses of the flesh and denunciation of private property. His teaching earned him numerous followers at home and abroad, but also much opposition, and in 1901 he was excommuincated by the Russian Holy Synod. He died in 1910, in the course of a dramamtic flight from home, at the small railway station of Astapovo.

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"One of the greatest love stories in world literature."
--Vladimir Nabokov

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