Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair among the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the speeding officer, count number Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and needs to suffer the hypocrisies of society. Set opposed to an enormous and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven significant characters create a dynamic imbalance, taking part in out the contrasts of urban and kingdom lifestyles and all of the diversifications on love and kin happiness. whereas earlier models have softened the strong, and infrequently stunning, caliber of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation real to his robust voice. This award-winning team's authoritative version additionally comprises an illuminating advent and explanatory notes. appealing, energetic, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina could be the definitive textual content for generations to come back.

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Crimes cause their own detection. 舗 (page 228) Š 舖Human ingenuity, my friend, has hitherto only discovered two ways in which a man can manage a woman. One way is to knock her down舒a method largely adopted by the brutal lower orders of the people, but utterly abhorrent to the refined and educated classes above them. The other way (much longer, much more difficult, but, in the end, not less certain) is never to accept a provocation at a woman舗s hands. 舗 (page 317) Š The nurse, on the first night in the Asylum, had shown her the marks on each article of her underclothing as it was taken off, and had said, not at all irritably or unkindly, 舖Look at your own name on your own clothes, and don舗t worry us all any more about being Lady Glyde.

On her way to Paris to confront her sibling, she fell victim to a criminal conspiracy involving her friends and relatives. A family friend drugged Mme. de Douhault, who awoke days later in the SalpȴtriȲre asylum, where she had been admitted under a false name. Her brother had spread the news of her death, and though she ultimately managed to effect her release, she never regained her estate or her rightful name, as her brother kept the case tied up in the courts for years. Another case of false imprisonment that proved inspirational for Collins touched his artistic circle directly and involved the novelist and baronet Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton and his estranged wife, Rosina.

The theory behind the fear haunted houses evoke is that places that should make us feel safe舒that is, our homes and hearths, the comfortable family zone舒are suddenly made surreally unsafe, removing from us any means of escape or reassurance. Collins augments this fear in The Woman in White by allowing a set of villains to haunt an otherwise respectable, aristocratic household舒our reprobates here are a baronet and a count. In so doing, Collins makes the crimes hiding beneath the veneer of moneyed society that much more insidious.

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