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|"The Constance Garnett translation has been revised throughout by the editors." A famous legend surrounding the creation of "Anna Karenina" tells us that Tolstoy began writing a cautionary tale about adultery and ended up falling in love with his magnificent heroine. It is rare to find a reader of the book who doesn't experience the same kind of emotional upheaval. Anna Karenina is filled with major and minor characters who exist in their own right and fully embody their mid-nineteenth-century Russian milieu, but it still belongs entirely to the woman whose name it bears, whose portrait is one of the truest ever made by a writer. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density. 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." Tolstoy's tumultuous tale of passion and self-discovery marks a turning point in the author's career, when he turned from fiction toward faith. His compelling, emotional saga recounts the effects of nonconformist behavior-a society woman's adulterous affair and a landowner's unconventional quest for a meaningful existence-against a backdrop of the historic social changes that swept Russia during the late 19th century. Louise and Aylmer Maude translation. When beautiful, aristocratic, and married Anna falls madly in love with the dashing Count Vronsky, their affair shocks Russian society, tears her family apart, and leads, inevitably, to tragedy. Count Leo Tolstoy's epic story of passion, infidelity, vengeance, and retribution has held readers spellbound since it was first published in the late 1800s. Set against the fatal attraction of Anna and Vronsky, unfolding in perfect symmetry, is another love story: of the melancholy nobleman Constantin Levin and his devoted wife, Kitty. In doubt about the meaning of life, haunted by thoughts of suicide, Levin's struggles echo Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis. Filled with unforgettable characters, rich in history and social realism, "Anna Karenina" is a masterpiece of world literature, a story that fires the imagination and touches the heart.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||30785287|
|Number Of Pages||752 pages|
|Series||Dover Thrift Editions|
|Publisher||Dover Publications, Incorporated|
|LC Classification Number||PG3366.A6 2004|
|Translated by||Aylmer Maude, Louise Maude|
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