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‘The greatest love story I've ever read’ Andrew Davies.

‘All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ Anna Karenina is a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against the backdrop of Russian high society. Tolstoy charts the course of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pursues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it are prepared to die for it.

Reviews

Tolstoy's historical and human sweep is breathtaking. His vision, humanity and his knowledge that love and pain are at the heart of life is the most important of all the profound truths revealed in this great novel

Jonathan Dimbleby

In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy got totally inside the mind of a woman who is prepared to lose everything for the sake of man and who is so much in love that she commits suicide. I don't like her as a woman, but I think it is a brilliant portrait, unequalled in literature

Amanda Craig, Independent

I've read and re-read this novel and every time I find another layer in the story

Philippa Gregory

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099540663

    April 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    992 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780451528612

    April 14, 2005

    Signet (US)

    960 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • EBook

    9781409059462

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    992 pages

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The Devil
The Death Of Ivan Ilych
Android Karenina
Resurrection
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The Death Of Ivan Ilyich And Other Stories
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