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Title:Anna Karenina (World's Classics)
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:0192502107
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Number of Pages:956
Category:Classics, Fiction, Russia, Romance

Anna Karenina (World's Classics) by Leo Tolstoy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Anna Karenina (World's Classics) Anna Karenina has beauty social position wealth a husband and an adored son but her existence seems empty When she meets the dashing officer Count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature with devastating results One of the world s greatest novels Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal and a vivid richly textured panorama of nineteenth century Russia .

While previous versions have softened the robust and sometimes shocking quality of Tolstoy s writing Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a magnificent translation that is true to his powerful voice This award winning team s authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction a list of principal characters suggestions for further reading and full explanatory notes .

Beautiful vigorous and eminently readable this i Anna Karenina i will be the definitive rendition for generations to come

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This novel in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine is Tolstoy s semiautobiographical story of young Olenin a wealthy disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life While striving to adopt the rough and ready lifestyle of the local Cossacks Olenin falls in love with a free spirited girl whose fianc turns out to be a formidable opponent Showcasing the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy s later masterpieces this long overdue translation is a revelation, Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy s major novels It tells the story of a nobleman s attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia Tolstoy s vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness and his condemnation of violence dominate the novel An intimate psychological tale of guilt anger and forgiveness Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century reflecting its author s outrage at the social injustices of the world in which he lived This edition which updates a classic translation has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field, Hailed as one of the world s supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought But one day death announces itself to him and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality br br How Tolstoy asks does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth br br This short novel was an artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy s life a nine year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction br A thoroughly absorbing and at times terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation, Leo Tolstoy s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine the unhappily married Anna Karenina and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky br br In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace but Anna and Vronsky s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna s increasing isolation The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together i Anna Karenina i is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life br br Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude br