Anna Karenina

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November 2002



Considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, Tolstoy's startling yet powerful story of adultery and its aftermath, of the human need for love and happiness, and of the unyielding demands of society now features a new Introduction. Reissue.


Count Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. Orphaned at nine, he was brought up by an elderly aunt and educated by French tutors until he matriculated at Kazan University in 1844. In 1847, he gave up his studies and, after several aimless years, volunteered for military duty in the army, serving as a junior officer in the Crimean War before retiring in 1857. In 1862, Tolstoy married Sophie Behrs, a marriage that was to become, for him, bitterly unhappy. His diary, started in 1847, was used for self-study and self-criticism; it served as the source from which he drew much of the material that appeared not only in his great novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), but also in his shorter works. Seeking religious justification for his life, Tolstoy evolved a new Christianity based upon his own interpretation of the Gospels. Yasnaya Polyana became a mecca for his many converts At the age of eighty-two, while away from home, the writer suffered a break down in his health in Astapovo, Riazan, and he died there on November 20, 1910. David Magarshack was known for his many translations from his native Russian, including works by Dostoyevsky.
EAN: 9780451528612
ISBN: 0451528611
Untertitel: 'Signet Classics'. Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 942 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von David Magarshack
Format: kartoniert
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