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Anna Karenina (Paperback)

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A well respected translator of Russian fiction, Schwartz was determined to give us Anna Karenina as Tolstoy wrote it: In the simple, unadorned language he preferred. I found this translation immensely powerful - bringing me to tears at times.  It is also illuminating -revealing nuances in the characters I'd never before grasped. The cogent introduction by Gary Saul Morson,  which summarizes the novel's central themes, provides a great starting point for book club discussion. 

— Samantha


Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy's immortal tale of forbidden love in Czarist Russia, has been told many times and in many languages. It is the tragic story of a married woman and her affair with Count Vronsky. The novel explores a diverse range of topics throughout its pages. Some of these topics include an evaluation of the feudal system that existed in Russia at the time -- politics, not only in the Russian government but also at the level of the individual characters and families, religion, morality, gender and social class. We give the readers the opportunity to read "Anna Karenina " in English and Russian languages. We provide an English translation by Constance Garnett after the original Russian text. English version in volume 1, Russian version in Volume 2. A great way to practice your reading skills and expand Russian vocabulary is through reading original written works by famous Russian authors.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781497516816
ISBN-10: 1497516811
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2014
Pages: 776
Language: English