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Anna Karenina (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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By Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude (Translated by), Aylmer Maude (Translated by)
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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 is a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society. Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.

About the Author

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is best-known for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude were English translator of Tolstoy's work, of whom Tolstoy said "Better translators . . . could not be invented."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781784871956
ISBN-10: 1784871958
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: May 2017
Pages: 992
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics