By Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and needs to suffer 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, enjoying out the contrasts of urban and nation lifestyles and all of the diversifications on love and relations happiness. whereas earlier types have softened the strong, and occasionally surprising, caliber of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his strong voice. This award-winning team's authoritative version additionally contains an illuminating creation and explanatory notes. appealing, full of life, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina could be the definitive textual content for generations to return.
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She'll pull everybody! ” And he lashes and lashes, and in his frenzy he no longer even knows what to lash her with. “Papa, papa,” he cries to his father, “papa, what are they doing? ” says his father. ” and he wants to take him away, but he tears himself from his father's hands and, beside himself, runs to the horse. But the poor horse is in a bad way. She is panting, she stops, tugs again, nearly falls. ” shouts Mikolka. “That's what it's come to. ” an old man shouts from the crowd. ” someone else adds.
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy