Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Leo Tolstoy

Summary

'One of the greatest love stories in world literature' Vladimir Nabokov

Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades.

'I've read and re-read this novel and every time I find another layer in the story' Philippa Gregory

TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE

VINTAGE CLASSICS RUSSIAN SERIES - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history.

Reviews

  • One of the greatest love stories in world literature
    Vladimir Nabokov

About the author

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was born in central Russia on 9 September 1828. In 1852 he published his first work, the autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the Crimean War and his Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6) are based on his experiences. His two most popular masterpieces are War and Peace (1864-69) and Anna Karenina (1875-8). He died in 1910.
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