Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series) - Vintage Classic Russians Series (Paperback)
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Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series) - Vintage Classic Russians Series (Paperback)

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Anna Karenina is a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society. Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099540663
Number of pages: 992
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 43 mm


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"One of the greatest love stories in world literature" -- Vladimir Nabokov
"Tolstoy's historical and human sweep is breathtaking. His vision, humanity and his knowledge that love and pain are at the heart of life is the most important of all the profound truths revealed in this great novel" -- Jonathan Dimbleby
"In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy got totally inside the mind of a woman who is prepared to lose everything for the sake of man and who is so much in love that she commits suicide. I don't like her as a woman, but I think it is a brilliant portrait, unequalled in literature" -- Amanda Craig * Independent *
"I've read and re-read this novel and every time I find another layer in the story" -- Philippa Gregory
"I first read Anna Karenina 20 years ago when travelling across the Peruvian desert on a long bus journey, and it has stayed with me ever since" -- Hugh Thomson * Independent *

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“Astonishing...”

This novel grabs at the heartstrings of one's emotional state... It is truly beautiful, complicated at its depth, but those are the qualities that it possesses. Anna is the most inspirational and complex... More

Paperback edition
22nd August 2012
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“Not Tolstoy's best...”

I had to read this book in stages because it was so difficult to get through. To be honest, i'm not entirely glad I persevered because for all the beautifully written touching moments (mainly involving Kitty and... More

Paperback edition
9th February 2011
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“Th best Book i have ever read”

I'll keep this short. If i was told i could only choose one book from all i have read, and forget the rest, i would choose this book. The characters are incredible, the plot lines brilliantly crafted and the... More

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21st November 2011
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