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Anna Karenina

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 (Paperback - 2002)
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Anna Karenina
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The sensual, rebellious Anna renounces a respectable yet stifling marriage for an affair that offers passion even as it ensnares her for destruction. Her story contrasts with that of Levin, a young, self- doubting agnostic who takes a different path to fulfillment.


@DoTheLocomotion Some gentleman danced with me the whole night. We got a little grinding on, but not too much. This is formal Russian society, mind you.

Apparently by dancing with Vronsky I pussy-blocked a girl called Kitty. I suppose that’s ironic. You’d think with a name like that…

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A powerful translation of the classic Russian novel--retells the tale of rebellious Anna and her ill-fated, adulterous romance with Count Vronsky amid the turmoil of nineteenth-century Russia. Reissue.

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A translation of the classic Russian novel tells the tale of rebellious Anna and her ill-fated, adulterous romance with Count Vronsky amid the turmoil of nineteenth-century Russia.

Authors: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
Statement of Responsibility: Leo Tolstoy ; translated by David Magarshack ; with a new introduction by Priscilla Meyer
Uniform Title: Anna Karenina. English
Title: Anna Karenina
Publisher: New York : Signet Classic, c2002
Characteristics: xv, 942 p. ; 18 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 941-942)
Subject Headings: Married women Fiction Adultery Fiction Russia Fiction
Topical Term: Married women
Adultery
Additional Contributors: Magarshack, David
LCCN: 2002070622
ISBN: 0451528611
9780451528612
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC T
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Jan 13, 2014
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first read Anna Karenina over 30 years ago, and am so glad that I have taken the time to re-read it. I love Tolstoy. His writing speaks to my heart. His characters are deeply sympathetic, in their struggles to find love, happiness, justice and meaning in their lives. Perfect way to start my reading in the new year.

Aug 11, 2012
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book......Tolstoy was simply a wonderful writer. Can't wait for the movie adaptation starring Keira Knightly!

With all right reason, this is one of Russia's greatests masterpieces, as well as a classic of world literature. The only book that can arguably compare to this one in magnificence is "The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostostoyevsky. What makes this book so amazing is that it is YOUR story. It speaks to you. Sure, perhaps you have never had anything involving betrayel or cheating, but we have all LOVED. Love is what this book is about, and Tolstoy suceeds in making you-the reader feel the passion of the characters in the book. The way that Tolstoy describes your every thought makes you feel as if he can read your mind. He notices everything that the reader notices in real life. He captures vividly every detail of human psychology, whether it be the psychology of a grown woman or man, a baby, or even a dog! No other author in history (not even Shakesspeare) has ever written about love in such compassionate elegance as Tolstoy has.

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