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Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

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

defined by means of William Faulkner because the top novel ever written and by means of 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, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and nation lifestyles and the entire adaptations on love and family members happiness.

whereas earlier types have softened the powerful and occasionally stunning traits of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation actual to his robust voice. This authoritative version, which acquired the PEN Translation Prize and was once an Oprah booklet membership™ choice, additionally comprises an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. appealing, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina would be the definitive textual content for enthusiasts of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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It was fine for those who had no daughters to talk that way; but the princess understood that in making friends her daughter might fall in love, and fall in love * some sort of courses: In 1872 a school of continuing education for women was opened in Moscow, where girls with a high–school diploma could study literature, history, art history and the history of civilization, foreign languages, physics, mathematics and hygiene. 41 Anna Karenina with someone who would not want to marry or who was not right as a husband.

Yes, I’ll certainly go,’ replied Levin. ’ ‘Come, now! What nonsense! That’s her manner … Well, my good man, serve the soup! … That’s her manner, the grande dame,’ said Stepan Arkadyich. ‘I’ll come, too, only I have to go to a choir rehearsal at Countess Banin’s first. Well, what are you if not wild? How else explain the way you suddenly disappeared from Moscow? The Shcherbatskys kept asking me about you, as if I should know. ’ ‘Yes,’ Levin said slowly and with agitation. ‘You’re right, I am wild.

Thank you,’ she added, as he picked up the handkerchief that had fallen out of her muff. ‘I? Not long, I came yesterday … today, I mean,’ replied Levin, not quite understanding her question in his excitement. ‘I was going to call on you,’ he said and, remembering at once with what intention he was looking for her, he became embarrassed and blushed. ’ She looked at him attentively, as if wishing to understand the reason for his embarrassment. ‘Your praise is to be valued. There’s a tradition here of you being an excellent skater,’ she said, flicking off with her small, black–gloved hand the needles of hoar–frost that had fallen on her muff.

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