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Read online Anna Karenina.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Anna Karenina Anna Karenina has beauty social position wealth a husband and an adored son but her existence seems empty When she meets the dashing officer Count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature with devastating results One of the world s greatest novels Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal and a vivid richly textured panorama of nineteenth century Russia .

While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking quality of Tolstoy s writing Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a magnificent translation that is true to his powerful voice This award winning team s authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction a list of principal characters suggestions for further reading and full explanatory notes .

Beautiful vigorous and eminently readable this i Anna Karenina i will be the definitive rendition for generations to come by Leo Tolstoy, Manuel Ortiz Braschi, Constance Garnett

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A Confession an essay by Leo Tolstoy on his religious thoughts shows the great author in process of looking for answers to profound questions that trouble all who take them on What will come of my life and What is the meaning of life these are questions whose answers were an absolute requirement for Tolstoy In the course of the essay Tolstoy shows different attempts to find answers on the examples of science philosophy eastern wisdom and the opinions of his fellow novelists finding no workable solution in any of these Tolstoy recognizes the deep religious convictions of ordinary people as containing the key to true answers The first attempt at its publication took place in Russkaya Mysl No but Tolstoy s work was removed virtually from the whole edition of the journal by Orthodox Church censorship The text was later published in Geneva in Russia as late as Vsemirnyj Vestnik No, Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy s major novels It tells the story of a nobleman s attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia Tolstoy s vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence dominate the novel An intimate psychological tale of guilt anger and forgiveness Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century reflecting its author s outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived This edition which updates a classic translation has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field, In Leo Tolstoy enlisted in the Russian army and was sent to the Caucasus to help defeat the Chechens During this war a great Avar chieftain Hadji Mur d broke with the Chechen leader Shamil and fled to the Russians for safety Months later while attempting to rescue his family from Shamil s prison Hadji Mur d was pursued by those he had betrayed and after fighting the most heroic battle of his life was killed br br Tolstoy witness to many of the events leading to Hadji Mur d s death set down this story with painstaking accuracy to preserve for future generations the horror nobility and destruction inherent in war, Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man s intimate gestures acts and thoughts Murder and sacrifice greed and devotion lust and affection vanity and love one by one in this volume of great stories Tolstoy dissects the basic drives emotions and motives of ordinary people searching for self knowledge and spiritual perfection Chekhov said Of authors my favorite is Tolstoy And Turgenev marveled at the strength of his huge talent It sends a cold shudder even down my back He is a master a master