Anna Karenina (Paperback)

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Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, "Anna Karenina" is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, "We are not to take "Anna Karenina" as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life.

About the Author

Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather's will and is one of the trustees of O'Brian's estate.

Praise For…

"One of the greatest love stories in world literature."
--Vladimir Nabokov

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679783305
ISBN-10: 067978330X
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: October 10th, 2000
Pages: 976
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)