Anna Karenina (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

Anna Karenina (Vintage Classics) By Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude (Translated by), Aylmer Maude (Translated by) Cover Image

Anna Karenina (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

By Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude (Translated by), Aylmer Maude (Translated by)

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Anna Karenina is a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society. Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is best-known for his masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude were English translator of Tolstoy's work, of whom Tolstoy said "Better translators . . . could not be invented."