By Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and needs to suffer the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an unlimited and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and state lifestyles and the entire diversifications on love and relatives happiness. whereas past models have softened the strong, and occasionally stunning, caliber of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his strong voice. This award-winning team's authoritative version additionally comprises an illuminating creation and explanatory notes. appealing, lively, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina should be the definitive textual content for generations to come back.
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You do everything with passion, I think,’ she said smiling. ‘I should so like to see how you skate. ’ ‘Skate together! ’ thought Levin, gazing at her. ‘I’ll put them on directly,’ he said. And he went off to get skates. ‘It’s a long while since we’ve seen you here, sir,’ said the attendant, supporting his foot, and screwing on the heel of the skate. ‘Except you, there’s none of the gentlemen first-rate skaters. ’ said he, tightening the strap.
And I did try with all my soul. I can’t. ’ ‘Perhaps not,’ Levin answered dejectedly. ‘Oh! ’ This brother Nikolay was the elder brother of Konstantin Levin, and half-brother of Sergey Ivanovitch; a man utterly ruined, who had dissipated the greater part of his fortune, was living in the strangest and lowest company, and had quarreled with his brothers. ’ Levin cried with horror. ’ ‘Here in Moscow? Where is he? ’ Levin got up from his chair, as though on the point of starting off at once. ‘I am sorry I told you,’ said Sergey Ivanovitch, shaking his head at his younger brother’s excitement.
The clerks and copyists all rose, greeting him with good-humored deference. Stepan Arkadyevitch moved quickly, as ever, to his place, shook hands with his colleagues, and sat down. He made a joke or two, and talked just as much as was consistent with due decorum, and began work. No one knew better than Stepan Arkadyevitch how to hit on the exact line between freedom, simplicity, and official stiffness necessary for the agreeable conduct of business. A secretary, with the good-humored deference common to every one in Stepan Arkadyevitch’s office, came up with papers, and began to speak in the familiar and easy tone which had been introduced by Stepan Arkadyevitch.