Tolstoy's tumultuous tale of passion and self discovery marks a turning point in the author's career.
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.
About the Author
One of the great masters of the 19th century novel. Tolstoy created a sweeping epic in War and Peace which folds together huge events in history and politics with the emotional lives of individuals. It was his deeply spiritual outlook that made him an icon.
Series: Dover Giant Thrift Editions
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Number Of Pages: 740
Published: 20th November 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.2 x 4.6
Weight (kg): 0.553