The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of 1 of the best Russian novels ever written
defined through William Faulkner because the top novel ever written and through 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 enormous 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 lifestyles and all of the diversifications on love and kinfolk happiness.
whereas earlier types have softened the powerful and infrequently stunning characteristics of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his strong voice. This authoritative variation, which acquired the PEN Translation Prize and used to be an Oprah publication membership™ choice, additionally comprises an illuminating creation and explanatory notes. appealing, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina stands out as the definitive textual content for fanatics of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally good points French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
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