Anna Karenina (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Anna Karenina (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Leo Tolstoy

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

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First published in 1878, Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is the tragic story of aristocrat Anna Karenina and her ill-fated affair with the cavalry officer Count Vronsky. Although passionately in love, the couple find their romance doomed by the sexual mores of their time and place, and the double standards that apply to men and women. The tale's panoramic sweep and Tolstoy's colorful depcition of Russia and the European continent are virtually unparallelled in world literature. This novel, in the estimation of William Faulkner, is "the best ever written."

Anna Karenina is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offers hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensible cornerstone for any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435139626
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 08/25/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 808
Sales rank: 12,430
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

A Russian author of novels, short stories, plays, and philosophical essays, Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born into an aristocratic family and is best known for the epic books War and Peace and Anna Karenina, regarded as two of the greatest works of Russian literature. After serving in the Crimean War, Tolstoy retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world-wide fame.

Date of Birth:

September 9, 1828

Date of Death:

November 20, 1910

Place of Birth:

Tula Province, Russia

Place of Death:

Astapovo, Russia


Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

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Anna Karenina 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
BirdieOH More than 1 year ago
I wish the reviews for this book would consist to the Barnes and Noble Leatherbound  Classic I am reviewing for purchase . I am recieving a million e-book reviews. B&N please, please do a better job not lumping all reviews together. We classic buyers want to know if there are problem with the latest editions, translations and font sizes. Thanks.
Mattyc020 More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble do it again! An excellent product, expertly manufactured and intrinsically beautiful in design. A must-have, must-read book, not a Dan Brown-esque page tuner but high brow literature testamentary of contemporary Russian works. I shipped this product to Malta and it only took 2 weeks to be delivered, excellent stuff!  
Beautiful_Book_Collector More than 1 year ago
Everything about this book is lovely. I'm so happy I bought it!
Amberdaran More than 1 year ago
I have only once had a poor experience ordering with Barnes & Noble as a member. Every other time has been wonderful and this was no exception. I had seen this in store several times and had wanted to get it since it was such a beautiful cover to a classic story and a great classic to have. I decided to treat myself to it for Christmas and am glad I did. It arrived in 2 days, even with the weather delays with shipping and was a wonderful addition to my holiday. Enjoy!
EHD More than 1 year ago
The picture doesn't do it justice---it isn't pastel--it is a rich red, gold, and blue! I LOVE it---a perfect addition to my library!
JAustenSS More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love! Barnes and Noble has done it again, I love all of their leatherbound classics and this one is no exception. Would recommend to anyone!
Claudia Martinez More than 1 year ago
Could someone, who already bought it, tell me the name of the translator for this edition? (hardcover $38 collectible)
Alix26 More than 1 year ago
Another beautiful B&N book. The ivory leather and Faberge egg theme suits the content perfectly. Keep up the lovely work B&N. P.S. A B&N copy of War & Peace would be a great addition to the collection, and this piece in particular.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure if it's in just the ebook version or the print as well but this edition is littered with errors. Story itself is, obviously, great.
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I have read this book five or more times, I cannot remember. So wonderful and not long at all. Long is War and Peace that I just finished for my 65th birthday present to myself. Love everything about this poor soul who suffers through a bad marriage. The writer is excellent and keeps you on your toes wondering what happens next. Very vivid and not boring at all. But then I loved War and Peace for all the war scenes that were so alive. Read both books before you die. I did and was I glad. I kept both and will reread them many times. Worth the effort for a reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok. So I am fourteen and I absolutley LOVED this book! My friend said it was aweful but really, she does NOT know what she is talking about! Don't let the legnth scare you away. Although the book is REALLY long its worth taking time to read. At first it was a little boring but I got hooked after a little bit. This is a must read.
CarolineCarnivorous More than 1 year ago
The cover of the book was the first thing that caught me - It reminded me of my favorite Yule bauble as a child. When I read the overview, I thought it sounded wonderful, so I got it. It's a tragic story, about affairs and family, mostly. Anna Arkadyevna Karenina married her 20 year older husband Count Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin young, but not out of love, and she finds what she thinks is love in the young and handsome Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky; they have an affair, and she gets pregnant. Karenin is of course furious, and takes their young son Sergei "Seryozha" Alexeyich Karenin away from her, but refuses to divorce her, and leaves her miserable. Another story in this novel is about Konstantin "Kostya" Dmitrievich Levin, who wants to marry the young Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya, who is the sister-in-law of Anna's brother (wow, confusing). So we get to see him deal with his own personal issues as well, which I personally found a little distracting, but okay. Honestly, I wouldn't really recommend this 800-page novel for everyone. I'm usually used to heavy reading, though this was very difficult to read I felt, and I had difficulty in remembering which characters where who - And there are even sentences in conversations in french and german. Though the chapters are very short, only a few pages, so you can get through it. So I would recommend this to adults, maybe specialty interested young adults. Maybe if you liked the movie, and like big books, you should give it a try.
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Likes) art ,animals and music Dislikes) people who act like something there not How i act) usually a nice person Hair) long, brown with natural blonde highlights Eyes) blue Gender) Female Hieght) 5'5 Questions? Ask!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The new leatherbound cover is inexcusably bad. Way too busy, ugly colors, bad design. Was this rushed out because of the upcoming movie? What happened to the clean, simple, stylish covers like Tom Sawyer, Frankenstein, The Scarlet Letter, etc. What an upsetting missed opportunity for the leatherbound collection.
ToddToups1 More than 1 year ago
just for display never intend to unwrap