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Beautiful, popular, and fortunate, Anna Karenina is an upright wife and mother. But her passionless marriage to a senior statesman leads her into the arms of Count Alexey Vronsky. The dashing cavalry officer stokes in her something exciting and defiant. In abandoning the rules of her noble station, she's aware of the risks: a degraded reputation and the hostile recriminations of St. Petersburg society. But there are even greater stakes as Anna follows desires both romantic and carnal, emancipating and destructive.

The embodiment of the clash between Russia's old-world tradition and its liberal reform, Leo Tolstoy's willful heroine remains one of the most notorious and tragic in all of world literature.

Revised edition: Previously published as Anna Karenina, this edition of Anna Karenina (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Elizabeth Knowelden skillfully narrates this lengthy Russian novel with gravitas.... Knowelden's narration captures the richly emotional nature of this literary work, providing clear representations of the many characters and making them come to life for the listener.... This novel is long and in the wrong hands - or rather, voice - could be a chore. With Knowelden's performance, the experience is a true delight.” (AudioFile Magazine)

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  • 06-08-2020

Well worth the investment!

I've wanted to venture into Tolstoy's novels for a long time, but I'd been scared off by all the "War and Peace" jokes.
Anna Karenina is the one to start with, an audio version makes it much more attainable, and this performance by Elizabeth Knowelden is superb!

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  • robert jarmanRobert
  • 13-08-2020

Good narrator.

pity the story is so preachy and full of heresy.Dostoyevsky is much better than Tolstoy.

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  • 25-09-2020

Wonderful Narration

A really wonderful narration! Elizabeth Knowelden really brings the story and the characters to life.

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