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Read online Anna Karenina (World's Classics).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Anna Karenina (World's Classics) 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

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Anna Karenina (World's Classics)
Title:Anna Karenina (World's Classics)
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ISBN:0192502107
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Number of Pages:956
Category:Classics, Fiction, Russia, Romance
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This novel in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine is Tolstoy s semiautobiographical story of young Olenin a wealthy disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life While striving to adopt the rough and ready lifestyle of the local Cossacks Olenin falls in love with a free spirited girl whose fianc turns out to be a formidable opponent Showcasing the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy s later masterpieces this long overdue translation is a revelation, 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, Leo Tolstoy s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine the unhappily married Anna Karenina and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky br br In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace but Anna and Vronsky s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna s increasing isolation The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together i Anna Karenina i is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life br br Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude br, 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