Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN : 9780142000274
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Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)

"Anna Karenina" tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this "Anna Karenina" will be the definitive text for generations to come. "Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English, and their superb rendering allows us, as perhaps never before, to grasp the palpability of Tolstoy's 'characters, acts, situations.'" (James Wood, "The New Yorker")

Specifications of Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)

GENERAL
AuthorLeo Tolstoy
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionDeluxe
ISBN-100142000272
ISBN-139780142000274
PublisherPenguin Books
Number Of Pages864
Publication Date2002
DIMENSIONS
Height8.34 inch.
Length5.66 inch.
Width1.77 inch.
Weight1.95 pounds.

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