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Considered to be Leo Tolstoy's most personal novel, "Anna Karenina" is an epic tale which scrutinizes fundamental moral and theological questions through the impassioned and tragic story of its eponymous heroine. Anna is desperately pursuing a good, 'moral' life, standing for honesty and sincerity, but this flies in the face of the morally corrupt Russian bourgeoisie. In the background to Anna's tale, the aristocrat Konstantin Levin is struggling to reconcile reason with passion, espousing a Christian anarchism that Tolstoy himself believed in. Championed by Nabokov and adored by Doestoevsky, "Anna Karenina" displays a poignant realism and innovative lyricism that makes it one of the most perfect, enduring novels of all time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847490599
ISBN-10: 184749059X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 51mm)
Pages: 864
Imprint: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy, also the author of "War and Peace," is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all novelists. April Fitzylon was a scholar, biographer, and translator. She contributed to "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians" and produced articles and reviews for newspapers and journals including" Encounter," the "Literary Review," and the"Times Literary Supplement." Kyril Zinovieff is the coauthor of "The Companion Guide to St. Petersburg.""

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