Book cover from Anna Karenina (Modern Library Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
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Anna Karenina (Modern Library Classics)

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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Language: English (original Russian)
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Edition: 1st
Published: 10-10-2000
ISBN: 9780679783305
Pages: 976
Publisher: Modern Library
List Price: $19.00

Book description

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."

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