RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 48764443 LA Translated from the Russian. T1 Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts A1 Tolstoy, Leo,, Pevear, Richard,, Volokhonsky, Larissa., PB Penguin Books PP New York, NY YR 2002 SN 0142000272 9780142000274 0143035002 9780143035008 0670894788 9780670894789 AB Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come.