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Anna Karenina written by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (War And Peace). Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction.

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in
its own way.
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Anna Karenina

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Overview

Anna Karenina written by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (War And Peace). Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction.

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in
its own way.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012009470
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 12/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 843 KB

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

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    Garnett not a good translation

    Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is all that and then some, but let's talk translations. This is the same 1901 rendering by Constance Garnett used in most of the e-editions out there. Though familiar (especially for its opening sentence), it is widely criticized for its deficiencies and considered a poor choice among better alternatives. The 1918 Maude translation is far better. It is the one most read in college literature classes. The Norton Critical Edition uses the Maude translation, with some revisions by George Gibian. That edition has not been published for e-readers, but a good NOOK edition of the Maude translation is attached to this review (or search "Anna Karenina Maude"). The 2000 translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is the one associated with Oprah's Book Club. Oprah selected the novel itself more than a particular translation, but a print edition of the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation was featured on her website, so people think of that one as Oprah's pick. The NOOK edition is attached to this review (or search "Anna Karenina Pevear"). It is a matter of taste which translation is preferable, the Maude or the Peavear and Volokhonsky. The influence of the translator is second only to the author in shaping the text. The quality of the translation is crucial.

    101 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    One of the Greatest Novels Ever Written

    This is one of the greatest, most beautiful and most heartbreaking novels ever written. No wonder Oprah Winfrey selected it, even though it was written well over a hundred years ago!

    92 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    beauty

    Nook edition of Anna Karenina is the best book.

    89 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2011

    AMAZING!

    Oprah was right about this one ... a truly amazing, indeed, life changing book. Highly, highly, highly recommended.

    88 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2011

    wow

    nice to see this book title anna karenina..

    87 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

    Don't buy this e-book

    Don't buy this e-book. It is full of typographical errors. I am so disappointed! I am only a few pages into this book and I cannot believe the poor quality. How hard can it be to get it correct. I have asked for a refund, we'll see how that goes...... ArgoKR

    36 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

    Extremely poor transcription

    I don't recall ever reading an ebook with more blatant errors. Although most of the misspelled/partial words can be deciphered, it greatly detracts from the readability. It is obvious that no effort went into the making of this book other than a likely OCR scan from what may have been a poor quality original text. A simple running of a spell checker could have probably caught at least 95% of the errors, but that would still amount to thousands of corrections.

    27 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Great novel but this digital copy has many spelling errors.

    This is one of the best novels I've read but this digital copy has so many spelling errors that it became annoying within reading the first few pages. Find another copy if you can. This novel really is worth paying a little extra money.

    22 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

    A classic ruined by poor conversion quality

    I wish I had read the other reviews before I bought this one! I'd always wanted to read the book, so didn't think I needed to check out ratings. The frequency of typing/spelling errors was mindboggling, and should have been caught by any basic spell check; there was at least one on every page. Every couple of days, I would go back to it and try to give it another shot, but I would give up in irritation after a few pages. There's no excuse for publishing such a poor quality version of this classic.

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2010

    Masterpiece, but the e-book is full of typos

    There are 6 typos per page on average, the book had gotten digitized, and never corrected. Save your 99 cents and download for free from Project Gutenberg. I expected better quality control from B&N.

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2010

    THIS E-BOOK SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN - FULL OF ERRORS, TYPOS, MIS-SPELLING

    The lack of editing in this eBook is a disgrace!!!!! I cannot believe B&N had the audacity to charge for this disaster - Never-ending spelling mistakes and typos - it becomes impossible to read with so many errors.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2010

    This printed version is TERRIBLE!

    I have always loved this book but there are so many extreme typos on each page, that the book is unreadable. It looks as though they put a typewriter in a cage of monkeys. A huge disappointment.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

    Great Book! Horrible publication!

    Of course Tolstoy is marvelous. However, this particular E-book publication is horrible. There are at least two spelling errors on each page. Get another printing of this book.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2010

    Don't buy this version

    This story is good and I have no problem with the book itself, however, the B&N version is terrible. There are spelling errors and typos on nearly every "page". Not worth the $.99.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2010

    Great Story-Horribly misspelled

    I am a new Nook book reader. I have noticed some spelling and spacing errors in a few of the books I have read. Anna Karenina is a great story but this book is so badly misspelled it was hard to read. The book is 822 pages and trying to read through all the misspelling was horrible. I didn't read any reviews before purchasing it and maybe I should have. I was tempted to go out and purchase a copy of the book so I could appreciate the story better. I don't know where the books are transcribed but it couldn't have been run through a spell check. It was sad to see a classic so poorly treated.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2010

    I am reviewing the ebook version

    I am extremely frustrated by the typographical errors in this e-version! I enjoyed the first 50 pages as far as the story, but just gave up in frustration from page after page of mispelled words and unedited copy! I am sure that when I read the original version I will love it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

    Anna Karenina

    The copy I downloaded on my Nook is very poor. There are many misspellings and the spacing is incorrect.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2010

    Tolstoy must be rolling over in his grave

    Like several other reviewers, I was very frustrated by the huge number of typos in this e-book. I'm shocked at the poor quality - it's a disgrace to this amazing work of art. I love my nook -- fortunately I read other typo-free books on it before this one. I was so pleased to see such a great e-book deal for Anna Karenina but have since gone back to my paper version because of all the errors.

    Did I hear that there are other e-versions of the book that are typo-free?

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    Too many spelling errors!

    With all the spelling errors, it feels like you are trying to translate from the original Russian. I know it is under a dollar, but why would B&N even put something of such poor quality on their web site?
    Spend the extra money and buy another version of this book- the story is excellent!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Filled with Typos

    As some of the other reviews have stated, this version of Anna Karenina was FILLED with typos -- at least 1 in 10 words was misspelled, some so badly that it was impossible to decipher what the word should be. This greatly affected the overall reading experience. Love the story, but buy another version.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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