Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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--a mirror of Tolstoy's own spiritual crisis--Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide. A magnificent drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution, Anna Karenina tells the story of two characters whose emotional instincts conflict with the dominant social mores of their time.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2012
Edition: Library ed., unabridged
ISBN: 9781470837419
Branch Call Number: TALK TOLSTOY CD
Characteristics: 27 sound discs (ca. hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McCaddon, Wanda
Blackstone Audio, Inc


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Jun 24, 2012

This book is marvelous. I felt like i had met and knew the characters although I had no part in their lives. I now understand the culture of the upper classes and even peasants of that ear. Anna is a woman who defies convention and pays the price. Her relatives and friends and those of her relatives are the characters. I enjoy classics, and this classic took me higher than any other I had read before. The story was enligntening on human emotions, religious and cultural history, and political history of russia of the pre-industrial period. Thank you Tolstoy


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SPL_STARR Jun 15, 2015

"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."


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