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Anna Karenina (Trade)

Anna Karenina (Trade) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593080273

Cover of Anna Karenina (Trade) 03 (ISBN 978-1593080273)
ISBN13: 978-1593080273
ISBN10: 1593080271
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $9.95

Anna Karenina (Trade) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593080273

Leo Tolstoy

ISBN13: 978-1593080273
ISBN10: 1593080271
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Matthew Arnold claimed it was not so much a work of art as "a piece of life." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity.
Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky. Desperate to find truth and meaning in her life, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to live with her lover. Condemned and ostracized by her peers and prone to fits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna finds herself unable to escape an increasingly hopeless situation.

Set against this tragic affair is the story of Konstantin Levin, a melancholy landowner whom Tolstoy based largely on himself. While Anna looks for happiness through love, Levin embarks on his own search for spiritual fulfillment through marriage, family, and hard work. Surrounding these two central plot threads are dozens of characters whom Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together, creating a breathtaking tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society.

From its famous opening sentence--"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"--to its stunningly tragic conclusion, this enduring tale of marriage and adultery plumbs the very depths of the human soul.

Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4"