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The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history

TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE

Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades.

The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

Reviews

One of the greatest love stories in world literature

Vladimir Nabokov

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

I first read Anna Karenina 20 years ago when travelling across the Peruvian desert on a long bus journey, and it has stayed with me ever since

Hugh Thomson, Independent

Anyone who has read Anna Karenina will be aware of its extraordinary power as an epic psychological tale of a woman who gives up her husband and son for the sake of an affair with a handsome army officer. It has humour but, as with all of Tolstoy's works, it is completely without sentimentality

Mail on Sunday

I just love this classic romance about a married mother who succumbs to an unsuitable lover and becomes pregnant by him, which of course results in all sorts of pressures and heartache. The best love story ever told

Kay Burley

Probably one of the greatest novelistic treatments of the torments of love

Daily Mail

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784871956

    February 27, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    992 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099540663

    April 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    992 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780451528612

    April 14, 2005

    Signet

    960 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140449174

    June 6, 2003

    Penguin Classics

    864 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780553213461

    February 1, 1998

    Bantam US

    RRP $11.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857150582

    May 29, 1992

    Everyman

    964 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781409059462

    December 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    992 pages

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  • EBook

    9780141902838

    June 6, 2003

    Penguin eBooks

    864 pages

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