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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 398 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1140384643
  • ISBN-13: 978-1140384649
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 10 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,632,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Novel by Leo Tolstoy, published in installments between 1875 and 1877 and considered one of the pinnacles of world literature. The narrative centers on the adulterous affair between Anna, wife of Aleksey Karenin, and Count Vronsky, a young bachelor. Karenin's discovery of the liaison arouses only his concern for his own public image. Anna promises discretion for the sake of her husband and young son but eventually becomes pregnant by Vronsky. After the child is born, Anna and the child accompany Vronsky first to Italy, then to his Russian estate. She begins making furtive trips to see her older child and grows increasingly bitter toward Vronsky, eventually regarding him as unfaithful. In desperation she goes to the train station, purchases a ticket, and then impulsively throws herself in front of the incoming train. A parallel love story, involving the difficult courtship and fulfilling marriage of Kitty and Levin, provides rich counterpoint to the tragedy and is thought to reflect Tolstoy's own marital experience. There is an inevitability about the tragic fate that hangs over the adulterous love of Anna and Vronsky. "Vengeance is mine, I will repay" is the leitmotiv of the story. Anna pays not so much because she transgresses the moral code but because she refuses to observe the proprieties customarily exacted in such liaisons by the hypocritical high society to which she belongs. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Text: English, Russian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) wrote two of the great novels of the nineteenth century, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

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Customer Reviews

I found it to be uninteresting, very slow.
mrsmyke
After the second reading, I can truly say it is the finest novel I have ever read.
Philip Martignetti
"Original version by Tolstoy" tells the purchaser nothing.
M. McCole

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dis Hammerhand on September 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
In 2004 CRW released an abridged version of Anna Karenina in the Collector's library -a collection of very small well-made hardbacks. Most of their offerings in the collection are unabridged but there was the occasional title which would seem to be too large for the small 4x6 format. At some point they decided to go ahead and publish longer works uncut and nice fat little volumes of some of Dickens' novels appeared. Later an entire Don Quixote appeared but with a smaller print than other books in the collection.

This year (2010), to my delight, they decided to re-release Anna Karenina unabridged in honor of the 100th anniversary of Tolstoy's death. It's a nice thick little volume. I am happy they decided to go with the standard sized print.

The translation is the Maude. If you're going to buy the Maude and not a newer translation, this is THE edition to get. It has a cloth cover, ribbon marker, gilded page edges and a sturdy sewn binding. It's a very well made book that is smaller than the cheapo paperbacks. I was contemplating buying an Everyman's Library edition until I learned they were coming out with it in this collection.

Small is definitely beautiful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
I started reading this book as a challenge to myself...and found myself getting completely caught up in its fascinating characters and fast-moving plotlines. The story is timeless (although a background in 19th century Russian history would have made some of the political themes and the social pressures felt by the characters more meaningful to me). Its so easy to be captivated by the characters. At times they are so flawed and so disillusioned that you want to jump inside the pages and kick some sense into them! But this was a wonderful novel--don't be frightened by its length!!
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29 of 40 people found the following review helpful By M. McCole on March 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
No one will be able to review this title as Amazon did not give enough detail about it in order for someone to order and read it. It is most important to include the translator or publisher when advertizing a Tolstoy title. "Original version by Tolstoy" tells the purchaser nothing.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By one of the happy few on March 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
Very disappointed that Amazon would present such an important book without adequate information. Does "original" mean that this copy is in Russian, or that this was the first translation into English? When such a wonderful new translation appeared a few years ago, I bought and enjoyed rereading Anna Karenina. This advertisement distracts the public from the knowledge of the better new translation. Please do not waste our time this way again.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Anna Karenina was wonderful, an automatic page turner, I couldn't put the book down! This book goes deep into people's emotions, needs and desires. This book was very long but is still a good read that tells a story of love and courage, it gets the reader wondering what will come of everyones lives, what will happen next?Tolstoy is a phenomenal writer and just knows how to use ordinary events and characters to examine war, religion, feminism and any other things. His work is very characterized by a not so complicated style of writing and his work has deep insight into human nature. If you Like The Scarlet Letter, You'll Love Anna Karenina even more.
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By Laurie L. Knight on November 30, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I originally wanted this version b/c it was "enhanced". Which meant 3 or 4 pictures scattered throughout the book. The payoff was that there were 4 or 5 chapters that were duplicated. i.e. Chapter 133 is a repeat of chapter 132 with the real text of chapter 133 missing. I should have given up earlier and downloaded a version from Gutenberg.
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Format: Audio CD
This is one of those wonderful books for which there is no doubt as to why it's a classic. I'll admit that I sometimes got lost in the estuaries (Serbian war, anyone?), although at other times I found them fascinating (education, international development). But the two central narratives, those of Anna Karenina and Konstantin Levin (and their respective loved ones) were deeply compelling. Tolstoy captured the variety of emotions at births, deaths, weddings, collapse of marriage, and many others so, so well. I really enjoyed this and wish that I could retain all of it.

First line: "All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

Last line: "My reason will still not understand why I pray, but I shall still pray, and my life, my whole life, independently of anything that may happen to me, is every moment of it no longer meaningless as it was before, but has an unquestionable meaning of goodness with which I have the power to invest it."
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By david keys on June 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Has the twists and turns of infidelity. Gives insight into the upper class Russian society and its shallowness. Insights into
the class system prevalent at that time
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