Anna Karenina (Paperback)
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Anna Karenina (Paperback)

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Paperback 864 Pages
Published: 30/01/2003
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A powerful meditation on desire, fatalism and the dangers of self-deception, Tolstoy’s tragic love story follows the titular heroine’s extramarital affair with the handsome Count Vronsky that sets her on a treacherous path of no return.

The heroine of Tolstoy's epic of love and self-destruction, Anna Karenina has beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son, but feels that her life is empty until she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike, and brings jealousy and bitterness in its wake.

Contrasting with this 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 award-winning translation has been acclaimed as the definitive English version of Tolstoy's masterpiece.

Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky with a preface by John Bayley.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140449174
Number of pages: 864
Weight: 591 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 36 mm

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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

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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

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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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