Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 4: Anna Karenina

ISBN 13: 9781427040503

4: Anna Karenina

 
9781427040503: 4: Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1877) a pinnacle of realist fiction. Taking place in nineteenth-century Russian aristocratic society, it is the story of the sensuous and rebellious Anna Karenina and her love affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Tolstoy criticizes and condemns the social values that demanded hypocrisy and falseness and that created individuals with inner conflicts and weaknesses.

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Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and moral philosopher noted for his ideas of nonviolent resistance. His diary reveals an incessant pursuit of a morally justified life. He was known for his generosity to the peasants. His best known novels are ''War and Peace'' (1869), which Tolstoy regarded as an epic rather than a novel, and ''Anna Karenina'' (1877). His work was admired in his time by Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Turgenev, and Flaubert, and later by Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

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