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Although the length is daunting, Tolstoy's 1870s masterpiece is a sneaky page turner. Tolstoy is a generous empath, offering us profound understanding of the motivations and anxieties for everyone's decisions, however dubious. This is a morally ambiguous world in which the gap between desire and societal expectations can ruin you, especially as these tensions cut unequally across gender lines.
One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina sets the impossible and destructive triangle of Anna, her husband Karenin, and her lover Vronsky against the marriage of Levin and Kitty, thus illuminating the most important questions that face humanity. The second edition uses the acclaimed Louise and Alymer Maude translation, and offers a new introduction and notes which provide completely up-to-date perspectives on Tolstoy's classic work. About the Series:
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