Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Introduction by Mona Simpson
Translated by Constance Garnett

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."

Title Anna Karenina
Author Leo Tolstoy
Introduction by Mona Simpson
Translated by Constance Garnett
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 10 October 2000
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 976 p.
ISBN-10 067978330X
ISBN-13 9780679783305
Publication Date 10 October 2000
Main content page count 976
Weight 16 oz.

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