Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina


The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of 1 of the best Russian novels ever written

defined by way of William Faulkner because the top novel ever written and via Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the rushing officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an unlimited and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, enjoying out the contrasts of urban and nation existence and all of the diversifications on love and relations happiness.

whereas past types have softened the strong and occasionally stunning traits of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation actual to his robust voice. This authoritative version, which obtained the PEN Translation Prize and used to be an Oprah e-book membership™ choice, additionally contains an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. attractive, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina could be the definitive textual content for fanatics of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally gains French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes via unique students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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