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Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy



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14 February 2017
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
The sweeping love story of two people who defy the conventions of their age to follow the dictates of their hearts. Trapped in a stifling marriage, Anna Karenina is swept off her feet by the dashing Count Vronsky. When the truth about their passionate liaison comes out, Anna's husband is more concerned with keeping up appearances than anything else, but at last he seeks a reluctant divorce. Rejected by society, the two lovers flee to Italy, where Anna finds herself isolated from all except the man she loves, and who loves her. But can they live by love alone? In this novel of astonishing scope and grandeur, Leo Tolstoy, the great master of Russian literature, charts the course of the human heart.

Translated by Aylmer & Louise Maude, with an Afterword by Ned Halley.
By:   Leo Tolstoy
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New Edition
Volume:   116
Dimensions:   Height: 157mm,  Width: 108mm,  Spine: 53mm
Weight:   542g
ISBN:   9781509827787
ISBN 10:   1509827781
Series:   Macmillan Collector's Library
Pages:   1136
Publication Date:   14 February 2017
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in 1828, Count Lev (Leo) Nikolaevich Tolstoy inherited the family title aged nineteen. He left university, and after a period of the kind of dissolute aristocratic life so convincingly portrayed in his later novels, joined the army. Travels in Europe opened him to Western ideas, and he returned to his family estates to live as a benign landowner. He expressed his increasingly subversive but devout views through prolific work that culminated in the immortal novels of his middle years, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Beloved in Russia and with a worldwide following, but feared by the Tsarist state and excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church, he died in 1910.

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