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Anna Karenina

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ISBN-10: 067978330X

ISBN-13: 9780679783305

Edition: 2000

Authors: Leo Tolstoy, Mona Simpson, Leonard J. Kent, Nina Berb�rova, Constance Garnett

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In 1872 the mistress of a neighbouring landowner threw herself under a train at a station near Tolstoy's home. This gave Tolstoy the starting-point he needed for composing this novel, which many believe to be the greatest novel ever written.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Tolstoy's life was defined by moral and artistic seeking and by conflict with himself and his surroundings. Of the old nobility, he began by living the usual, dissipated life of a man of his class; however, his inner compulsion for moral self-justification led him in a different direction. In 1851 he became a soldier in the Caucasus and began to publish even while stationed there (Childhood [1852] and other works). Even more significant were his experiences during the Crimean War: the siege of Sevastopol provided the background for his sketches of human behavior in battle in the Sevastopol Stories (1855--56). After the war, Tolstoy mixed for a time with St. Petersburg literary society,…    

Mona Simpson lives in Santa Monica and New York City.

Born in 1901 in pre-Revolutionary St. Petersburg, Russia, Nina Berberova emigrated in 1922, living in several European countries before settling in the United States. She wrote frequently for the leading journals and anthologies of the first wave of the Russian emigration. The Italics Are Mine (1969), her autobiography, is an important record of that period.