Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Download our free ePUB, PDF or MOBI eBooks to read on almost any device — your desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android phone Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy, Editorial Reviews. wm-greece.info Review. Some people say Anna Karenina is the single Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction.
|Language:||English, Spanish, Arabic|
|Genre:||Politics & Laws|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Sign up for free]|
Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Constance Garnett. This eBook is designed and published by Planet PDF. For more free. eBooks visit our Web site at. Anna Karenina [Анна Каренина]. image. Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as 'flawless,' Anna Karenina tells of the.
It's got that trophy book status. I feel like that's a bad thing though. If you find yourself a few hundred pages in and are interested in what's going on, then keep going. If however after a few hundred pages you feel like it's a chore to read, then don't bother, it's not going to suddenly become more interesting after any point in the book.
It's very consistent, you can trust this author and the translation, the ending won't let you down, there will be no long lulls. What you get in the beginning is what you get through the entire book, it's very steady and very high quality writing.
I have never enjoyed a book more than this one. From beginning to end, every part, every sentence, every word. It was surprisingly easy to read as well, although I suppose some credit should go to the translator for that aspect.
The Russian names are a bit tricky, of course, i usually said them out loud to try and get them down.
Actually I read most of the book aloud, just to slow me down and make sure I didn't miss anything, plus it sounds so good hearing the elegance of his writing. As a matter of fact, when I heard that they made this into a movie, my idea of the best way to appreciate this book in a movie was to have a microphone, a chair and and excellent reader just reading the words into the camera.
Nothing else, because you don't NEED anything else.
If you looking for a thrilling story line with lots of twists and unexpected turns, this is probably not the book for you. I mean it's an interesting enough story, but it's involves things that happen all the time to ordinary people.
What's so enjoyable is the way he DESCRIBES what's going on in each scene, each conversation, the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with whatever unfolds in their lives. Especially I like he way he jumps around in his descriptions, what's going through her mind, what she says, what's her body language, what he sees, what he thinks, how it affects him, descriptions of the little physical clues to their feelings.
Actually you're more than there, because you see it from many different perspectives, and you just know exactly what they're feeling, thinking. It's really breathtaking is the best way to describe it as he's moving you around the scene seeing both the surface and deep into the character's thoughts and feelings.
He even gets into the mind of the damn hunting dog, and after I got done rolling on the floor with laughter I got up and said "YES, YES, that's exactly how they think!
In fact the only down side to reading this book is that it may have ruined me for less compelling writers.
Charles Dickens has always been one of my favorite writers, but I can't seem to get through David Copperfield all of a sudden Tolstoy wrote from the heart about Levin, the intellectual farmer who tried to live a good life which he defined as being respected by the peasants who labored on his farm.
Levin wants to be honest, yet social.
Private, yet open. He's such a glorious mixed up man, at his best when harvesting wheat with his peasant brothers. Anna feels wooden to me. She is conflicted, does impulsive destructive things--giving into Vronsky--without any evidence that she's considered the effect on her and on her son.
If you want to read an authentic voice of feminine angst, read Alice Munroe. Even with wooden Anna, this book was worth the effort for me. Written , the time the Impressionists were shaking up the Paris salons, it is a novel of ideas.
It asks, what about the old way of life is worth saving?
What should be thrown out? It does showt that living in a patriarchy is difficult for many women. Conversely, rich men are unaware that they have a tailwind making their lives so much easier. This is much more than a novel, it is a view into 19th century Russian society from top to bottom. We see the lives and work of peasants, the intellectual struggles of the well-informed, and the financial challenges facing wealthy city-dwellers and landed gentry.
It all becomes very personal and three-dimensional.
You see what people say, what people really mean, and how it is interpreted by others. The story of Anna Karenina is actually not a summary of the book, but only a part of a larger tapestry. See all 2, reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. William Shakespeare. Complete and Unabridged. The Complete Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle.
Mark Twain: Mark Twain. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Anna Karenina. Don Quixote.
Miguel de Cervantes. Anna Karenina Modern Library Classics. Popular apps that support ePUB include: Connect your Kindle device with your computer using a USB cable. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen. Frankenstein Mary Shelley. Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky.
When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband and Russian high society would condone, she is doomed.
Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life, haunted by thoughts of suicide, Levin's struggles echo Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis. But Anna's inner turmoil mirrors the own emotional imprisonment and mental disintegration of a woman who dares to transgress the strictures of a patriarchal world. In Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy brought to perfection the novel of social realism and created a masterpiece that bared the Russian soul.
Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for two long novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina