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By Leo Tolstoy

ISBN-10: 0451519353

ISBN-13: 9780451519351

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Anna Karenina (sometimes Anglicised as Anna Karenin) is a unique by means of the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, released in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 within the periodical The Russian Messenger. The booklet depicts the tragedy of married Russian aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina and her affair with the prosperous count number Vronsky. this can be the model translated by way of Constance Garnett (1901), nonetheless extensively reprinted.

Widely considered as a top in realist fiction, Tolstoy thought of Anna Karenina his first real novel, whilst he got here to contemplate conflict and Peace to be greater than a singular. the nature of Anna used to be most probably encouraged, partly, by means of Maria Hartung (Russian spelling Maria Gartung, 1832-1919), the elder daughter of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. quickly after assembly her at dinner, Tolstoy begun examining Pushkin's prose and as soon as had a fleeting daydream of "a naked beautiful aristocratic elbow", which proved to be the 1st intimation of Anna's character.

Although Russian critics brushed aside the unconventional on its booklet as a "trifling romance of excessive life", Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a piece of art". His opinion was once shared via Vladimir Nabokov, who specially in demand "the ideal magic of Tolstoy's style", and by way of William Faulkner, who defined the radical as "the top ever written". the radical is presently having fun with reputation as verified via a up to date ballot of one hundred twenty five modern authors by means of J. Peder Zane, released in 2007 within the best Ten, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "greatest novel ever written" [for extra, learn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Karenina].

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