Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Aylmer Maude

By Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Aylmer Maude

"One of the best love tales in international literature."  —Vladimir Nabokov

In a singular of unprecedented richness and complexity, set opposed to the backdrop of Russian excessive society, Tolstoy charts the process the doomed love affair among Anna, a gorgeous married lady, and count number Vronsky, a prosperous military officer who pursues Anna after turning into infatuated together with her at a ball. even if she at the start resists his charms Anna finally succumbs, falling passionately in love and surroundings in movement a series of occasions that result in her downfall. during this striking novel, Tolstoy seamlessly weaves jointly the lives of dozens of characters, whereas evoking a love so powerful that those that adventure it are ready to die for it.

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