Title: Anna Karenina
Author: Tolstoy, Leo
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 1939
Edition: 1939 Edition
Book Condition: VG
Comments: Two volume set. No d-j. Light wear to boards. Previous owner’s name on volume one title page. Front inside pastedown of volume one is tanned. Front board of volume two is soiled. Front inside pastedown of volume two is tanned. Previous owner’s name written on volume two FFEP. Volume two back inside pastedown tanned.
Synopsis: Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.
In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace, but Anna and Vronsky’s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna’s increasing isolation. The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together. Anna Karenina is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate, but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life.