Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
Translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Tolstoy's classic work, which Nabokov claimed was the best love story ever written, is beautifully rendered here in this subtle and lovely translation by Pevear and Volokhonsky. I think in Anna Karenina, more than any other of his works, Tolstoy captures with deep emotion and humanity the small exchanges and daily events that change that course of our lives. —Recommended by Maia, City Lights Books

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.

While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come.

Title Anna Karenina
Author Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 01 May 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 864 p.
ISBN-10 0143035002
ISBN-13 9780143035008
Publication Date 01 May 2004
Main content page count 864
Weight 32.8 oz.

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