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    Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by Richard Pevear, Preface by John Bayley

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    DescriptionNow the subject of a major new film adaptation from director Joe Wright ("Atonement", "Pride and Prejudice"), Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" is translated by award-winning duo Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky in "Penguin Classics". Starring Keira Knightley ("A Dangerous Method") as Anna Karenina, Jude Law ("Sherlock Holmes") as her husband Alexei, Aaron Johnson ("Nowhere Boy") as Count Vronsky, and also starring Matthew McFadyen, Andrea Riseborough and Kelly Macdonald, this dazzling production of "Anna Karenina" is adapted for the screen by legendary playwright Tom Stoppard. 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 jealousy and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Konstantin Levin, a man striving to find contentment and meaning to his life - and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself. Acclaimed as the definitive English version of Tolstoy's masterpiece, this edition contains an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) spent his youth in wasteful idleness until 1851, when he travelled to the Caucasus and joined the army, fighting in the Crimean war. After marrying in 1862, Tolstoy settled down, managing his estates and writing two of his best-known novels, "War and Peace" (1869) and "Anna Karenina" (1878). "A Confession" (1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life, and in 1901 he was excommunicated by the Russian Holy Synod. "William Faulkner, it's said, was once asked to name the three best novels ever. He replied: "Anna Karenina, Anna Karenina, Anna Karenina". If you don't recall why, rush to buy a fine new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky". (Boyd Tonkin, "Independent").


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    Title
    Anna Karenina
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Richard Pevear, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by Richard Pevear, Preface by John Bayley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449174
    ISBN 10: 0140449175
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Libri: RUSS3710
    DC21: 891.733
    LC subject heading:
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the Russian prose writer, is chiefly remembered for his novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita for Penguin and have produced acclaimed translations of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Gogol. Their translation of The Brothers Karamazov won the 1991 PEN Book of the Month Club Translation Prize. John Bayley has published many books, including studies of Tolstoy and Pushkin.