By Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the rushing officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and needs to undergo the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an enormous and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and nation existence and all of the adaptations on love and kin happiness. whereas past types have softened the strong, and infrequently stunning, caliber of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his robust voice. This award-winning team's authoritative version additionally contains an illuminating creation and explanatory notes. attractive, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina may be the definitive textual content for generations to return.
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy