The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of 1 of the best Russian novels ever written
defined by means of William Faulkner because the top novel ever written and by way of Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” 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 thereby exposes herself to 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, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and kingdom lifestyles and all of the adaptations on love and kinfolk happiness.
whereas past types have softened the powerful and infrequently stunning features of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation actual to his robust voice. This authoritative variation, which acquired the PEN Translation Prize and used to be an Oprah booklet membership™ choice, additionally comprises an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. attractive, energetic, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina would be the definitive textual content for lovers of the movie and generations to come. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally beneficial properties French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
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