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Anna Karenina (Paperback) (Leo Tolstoy & Leonard J. Kent & Nina Nikolaevna Berberova & Constance Black
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Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, "We are not to take Anna Karenina as a work of art; we are to take it as a piece of life."
A beautiful, passionate Russian woman escapes the restrictions and boredom of her marriage through a love affair with a charming soldier.
Number of Pages: 938
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Modern Library Classics
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Leo Tolstoy & Leonard J. Kent & Nina Nikolaevna Berberova & Constance Black Garnett
Street Date: October 1, 2000
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-8010