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Anna Karenina: The Maude Translation: Backgrounds and Sources Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)

ISBN13: 9780393966428
ISBN: 0393966429
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date:
Edition 2nd
Pages: 880
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Backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism.

Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature - with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author's own views and convictions.

Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, 'He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, 'Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.