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About the Author: Leo Tolstoy

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.

His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mass Market Paperback, Published in May 1997 by Le Livre de Poche

ISBN10: 2253098388 | ISBN13: 9782253098386

Page count: 1024

Anna n'est pas qu'une femme, qu'un splendide spécimen du sexe féminin, c'est une femme dotée d'un sens moral entier, tout d'un bloc, prédominant : tout ce qui fait partie de sa personne est important, a une intensité dramatique, et cela s'applique aussi bien à son amour.
Elle n'est pas, comme Emma Bovary, une rêveuse de province, une femme désenchantée qui court en rasant des murs croulants vers les lits d'amants interchangeables. Anna donne à Vronski toute sa vie.
Elle part vivre avec lui d'abord en Italie, puis dans les terres de la Russie centrale, bien que cette liaison « notoire » la stigmatise, aux yeux du monde immoral dans lequel elle évolue, comme une femme immorale. Anna scandalise la société hypocrite moins par sa liaison amoureuse que par son mépris affiché des conventions sociales.
Avec Anna Karénine, Tolstoï atteint le comble de la perfection créative.
Vladimir Nabokov.

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