Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: CCEL
ISBN: 9781610252102
Release Date: 2015-07
Genre: Fiction

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's negative views of Russian volunteers going to fight in Serbia); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form in 1878. Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel, after he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written." The novel remains popular, as demonstrated by a 2007 poll of 125 contemporary authors in Time, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "greatest novel ever written."

Anna Karenina in Our Time

Author: Gary Saul Morson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300100701
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this invigorating new assessment of Anna Karenina, Gary Saul Morson overturns traditional interpretations of the classic novel and shows why readers have misunderstood Tolstoy’s characters and intentions. Morson argues that Tolstoy’s ideas are far more radical than has been thought: his masterpiece challenges deeply held conceptions of romantic love, the process of social reform, modernization, and the nature of good and evil. By investigating the ethical, philosophical, and social issues with which Tolstoy grappled, Morson finds in Anna Karenina powerful connections with the concerns of today. He proposes that Tolstoy’s effort to see the world more wisely can deeply inform our own search for wisdom in the present day. The book offers brilliant analyses of Anna, Karenin, Dolly, Levin, and other characters, with a particularly subtle portrait of Anna’s extremism and self-deception. Morson probes Tolstoy’s important insights (evil is often the result of negligence; goodness derives from small, everyday deeds) and completes the volume with an irresistible, original list of One Hundred and Sixty-Three Tolstoyan Conclusions.

Level 6 Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781447957331
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Classic / British English Anna Karenina, one of world literature’s greatest novels, tells the story of a beautiful young woman who is unhappily married to a man much older than herself. When she falls in love with a handsome young soldier, life suddenly seems wonderful. But real happiness is not so easily found ...

Anna Karenina Vol 1 2

Author: Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434419880
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction. Anna Karenina tells parallel stories of an adulterous woman trapped by the conventions and falsities of society and of a philosophical landowner, who works alongside the peasants in the fields and seeks to reform their lives.

Framing Anna Karenina

Author: Amy Mandelker
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814206133
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism

Mandelker's revisionist analysis begins with the contention that Anna Karenina rejects the textual conventions of realism and the stereo-typical representation of women, especially in Victorian English fiction. In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy uses the theme of art and visual representation to articulate an aesthetics freed from gender bias and class discrimination

Anna Karenina

Author: Jennifer Adams
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423634836
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Introduces different articles of clothing using characters, places, and events from Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina."

Anna Karenina

Author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781442940048
Release Date: 2009-02-27
Genre: Fiction

A magnificent story, that amalgamates classical sensuality and rebelliousness against the prevailing customs, Is presented here. This novel is a unique example of social realism that portrays the inevitable tragedy of a wilful woman, Anna Karenina, who transgresses the conventions of society and follows her own lead.

Anna Kar nina

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015065242235
Release Date: 1914
Genre: Man-woman relationships

The story of a harmless flirtation that gradually develops into a destructive passion: the love affair between Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky. Anna turns to Vronsky, a dashing military man, as a refuge from her passionless marriage to a pompous, chilly bureaucrat--a move that results in social ostracization, the loss of her position in the world, and the relentless self-doubt that destroys her confidence and leads to her sad end.

Reflecting on Anna Karenina

Author: Mary Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317673033
Release Date: 2014-08-27
Genre: Literary Collections

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels ever written. This study of its morally ambiguous protagonist, Anna, discusses Tolstoy’s troubled relation to the feminine in terms of the fantasies, hopes, and fears that she represents. In Reflecting on Anna Karenina, first published in 1989, Mary Evans presents an original, feminist reading of Anna’s life and times for both students and the general audience. She argues that Anna is the embodiment of all those female characteristics that so captivated Tolstoy, and which he felt so compelled to punish in his writing. Evans indicates how author and central character are locked in a contradiction which can only be resolved in the novel by Anna’s death, but which in real life must be overcome by women’s assertion of their moral and sexual autonomy.

Tolstoy Anna Karenina

Author: Anthony Thorlby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521313252
Release Date: 1987-11-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

A close reading of this classic novel that explores the subtle psychology in Tolstoy's characterisation.

Anna Karenina

Author: Tolstoy, Leo
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 9781772469837
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Fiction

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's negative views of Russian volunteers going to fight in Serbia); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form in 1878. Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written.". The novel remains popular, as demonstrated by a 2007 poll of 125 contemporary authors in Time, which declared that Anna Karenina is the "greatest book ever written."

Anna Karenina

Author: Marina Carr
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571337200
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Drama

Vronsky What were you thinking about with your head stuck to the watering can? Anna Oh, the same, always the same. I was thinking about my happiness and about my unhappiness. Russia is changing. Rules have been broken. Chaos is looming. Families are falling apart. Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is an examination of a country in the midst of extraordinary change. Through the impact of one woman's decision, it looks at the troubling cost of love on the human soul. Marina Carr brings a new perspective to Anna Karenina in her stage adaptation of this epic love story, which opened at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in December 2016.