Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Kareninaprovides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature - with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author's own views and convictions.

Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, 'He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, 'Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.

Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable.

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Paperback, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, 864 pages

Published May 31st 2004 by Penguin Classics (first published 1878)

ISBN 0143035002 (ISBN13: 9780143035008)

Edition Language

English

Characters

Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Aleksandrovna ShcherbatskayaAnna Arkadyevna KareninaCount Aleksei Kirillovich VronskyKonstantin "Kostya" Dmitrievitch LevinPrince Stepan "Stiva" Arkadyevitch Oblonsky

setting

Russia