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Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.

Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers and listeners for decades.

The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

Public Domain (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"One of the greatest love stories in world literature." (Vladimir Nabokov)

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good story but soooo long

really lost interest in the book quite early on, it's simply too long for my tastes

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It was a relief to read and to now be over

A genuinely enjoyable book that I recommend though the last hour and a bit dragged Very good narration

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  • missbizinla
  • 29-04-20

Thank you for correcting the translation mistake.

This version is Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude's translation and it is very good! Translations in Russian literature are vital so thank you Audible for correcting the translation mistake right away (this was previously listed as Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-20

Excellent reader

Tamaryn Payne is the best reader I’ve ever encountered. Truly made a great book even more magnificent.

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  • Doug Overmyer
  • 15-10-20

Brilliant performance.

A brilliant performance by narrator Tamaryn Payne. I was extremely moved by many of the passages and how they were portrayed. Well done.