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Read online Anna Karenina (World's Classics).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Anna Karenina (World's Classics) Anna Karenina has beauty social position wealth a husband and an adored son but her existence seems empty When she meets the dashing officer Count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature with devastating results One of the world s greatest novels Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal and a vivid richly textured panorama of nineteenth century Russia .

While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking quality of Tolstoy s writing Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a magnificent translation that is true to his powerful voice This award winning team s authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction a list of principal characters suggestions for further reading and full explanatory notes .

Beautiful vigorous and eminently readable this i Anna Karenina i will be the definitive rendition for generations to come by Leo Tolstoy

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Anna Karenina (World's Classics)
Title:Anna Karenina (World's Classics)
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ISBN:0192502107
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Number of Pages:956
Category:classics, fiction, russia, romance
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Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Kreutzer Sonata, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, A Confession, Resurrection, The Death of Ivan Ilych, The Cossacks, The Death of Ivan Ilych And Other Stories, Hadji Murad
Leo Tolstoy combined detailed physical description with perceptive psychological insight to sweep aside the sham of surface appearances and lay bare man s intimate gestures acts and thoughts Murder and sacrifice greed and devotion lust and affection vanity and love one by one in this volume of great stories Tolstoy dissects the basic drives emotions and motives of ordinary people searching for self knowledge and spiritual perfection Chekhov said Of authors my favorite is Tolstoy And Turgenev marveled at the strength of his huge talent It sends a cold shudder even down my back He is a master a master, In Leo Tolstoy enlisted in the Russian army and was sent to the Caucasus to help defeat the Chechens During this war a great Avar chieftain Hadji Mur d broke with the Chechen leader Shamil and fled to the Russians for safety Months later while attempting to rescue his family from Shamil s prison Hadji Mur d was pursued by those he had betrayed and after fighting the most heroic battle of his life was killed br br Tolstoy witness to many of the events leading to Hadji Mur d s death set down this story with painstaking accuracy to preserve for future generations the horror nobility and destruction inherent in war, Tolstoy s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys of Pierre Natasha and Andrei are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed br br The prodigious cast of characters seem to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will fate and providence Yet Tolstoy s portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them, Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy s major novels It tells the story of a nobleman s attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia Tolstoy s vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence dominate the novel An intimate psychological tale of guilt anger and forgiveness Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century reflecting its author s outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived This edition which updates a classic translation has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field