Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)

Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)


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Preface by: John Bayley
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Format
Hardcover
Price
$30.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141199610
  • 864 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

Tolstoy’s epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. Anna Karenina seems to have everything – beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and a meaning to his life – and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself. This acclaimed modern translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky won the PEN/ Book of the Month Club Translation Prize in 2001. Their translation is accompanied in this edition by an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley ‘The new and brilliantly witty translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is a must’ – Lisa Appignanesi, Independent, Books of the Year ‘Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English, and their superb rendering allows us, as perhaps never before, to grasp the palpability of Tolstoy’s “characters, acts, situations”‘ – James Wood, New Yorker
Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)

Anna Karenina (Oprah #5)

Leo Tolstoy, Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Preface by: John Bayley, Translator: Richard Pevear, Translator: Larissa Volokhonsky

Awards

Oprah Book Club – winner
PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize – winner

Praise

"One of the greatest love stories in world literature."
–Vladimir Nabokov

Series

Hardcover Classics
Marco Polo
Coralie Bickford-Smith
Gustave Flaubert
Niccolo Machiavelli
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marcus Aurelius
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
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