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ANNA KARENINA

by LEO TOLSTOY

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 784 pages
  3. Date: 2000

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Anna Karenina, begun in 1875 and finished two years later, shares with War and Peace the distinction of being the most widely read among Russian novels. The story of beautiful Anna, her dull marriage, her adulterous and destructive passion, set against the vividness of contemporary Russian life, makes this epic novel an unforgettable one.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Leo Tolstoy was born in Tula in 1828. He was educated privately and then went on to study law and Oriental languages at Moscow. After War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy abandoned his beliefs and way of living for the simplicity of peasant life, and described the changeover in Confession, published in 1882. Several other books followed including The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Resurrection. Because of his new beliefs, family life became unbearable. He died in November 1910