Anna Karenina

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‘The greatest love story I've ever read' Andrew Davies

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Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

‘All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.'Anna Karenina is a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society. Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.

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  • Paperback
    $28.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099540663
    Published: 01/04/2010
    Imprint: Vintage Classics
    Extent: 992 pages
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  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781409059462
    Published: 31/10/2010
    Imprint: Vintage Digital
    Extent: 992 pages
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"Tolstoy's historical and human sweep is breathtaking. His vision, humanity and his knowledge that love and pain are at the heart of life is the most important of all the profound truths revealed in this great novel" - Jonathan Dimbleby

"Anyone who has read Anna Karenina will be aware of its extraordinary power as an epic psychological tale of a woman who gives up her husband and son for the sake of an affair with a handsome army officer. It has humour but, as with all of Tolstoy's works, it is completely without sentimentality" - Mail on Sunday