Anna Karenina (Maude Translation) Complete and Unabridged NOOK Book / Best Translation / Proofread and Formatted Error Free / Includes Tolstoy Biography and Life in Images

Anna Karenina (Maude Translation) Complete and Unabridged NOOK Book / Best Translation / Proofread and Formatted Error Free / Includes Tolstoy Biography and Life in Images

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by Leo TOLSTOY
     
 

This beautiful edition of Anna Karenina is worthy of a great literary classic. If you are tired of inferior translations, poor formatting, and typos, then this is the edition for you!

Carefully Crafted Classics® strives to publish the electronic equivalent of the finest print editions. Our editions are attractively formatted and painstakingly proofread…  See more details below

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This beautiful edition of Anna Karenina is worthy of a great literary classic. If you are tired of inferior translations, poor formatting, and typos, then this is the edition for you!

Carefully Crafted Classics® strives to publish the electronic equivalent of the finest print editions. Our editions are attractively formatted and painstakingly proofread with attention to the smallest details. We aim to be the luxury line of e-publishing at a modest price.

As our first offering we have selected Anna Karenina, called by William Faulkner the best novel ever written, in the excellent translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude (1918). Almost all other English language e-editions of Anna Karenina use the faulty, unrevised translation by Constance Garnett (1901) (and some do not even name Garnett as the translator). The Maude translation is also used in notable print editions, including the Oxford World's Classics and Everyman's Library editions and (in somewhat revised form) the Norton Critical Edition.

This edition includes:

Leo Tolstoy: Life in Images |
Leo Tolstoy: A Short Biography |
Preface to the Maude Translation |
Selected Characters in Groups |
Selected Characters in Alphabetical Order |
Characters in Order of Appearance |
Russian Words |
The Text of Anna Karenina with active table of contents for all parts and chapters |

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A captivating classic such as Anna Karenina is worth the time you will devote to reading it. Isn't it also worth a small price to enjoy that time with a truly high quality edition? For less than half the price of a paperback or a movie ticket, you can have the very best. We know you can buy cheaper editions or even get the classics for free, but a great deal is getting more than you paid for and being happy with what you got, and we will give you that!

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Editorial Reviews

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English - Olive Classe (Ed.)
Praise for the Maude Translation of Anna Karenina

"None of the early translations of Anna Karenina is acceptable [including the unrevised Garnett (1901)]. The appearance of the Maude version (1918) represents a turning point . . . . Louise and Aylmer Maude knew Tolstoy's pre-revolutionary Russia; she was born and educated there, and he spent many years in Moscow. They knew Tolstoy personally and had the benefit of consultation with him and his approval of their translations."
Olive Classe (Ed.) / Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English
Praise for the Maude Translation of Anna Karenina

"None of the early translations of Anna Karenina is acceptable [including the unrevised Garnett (1901)]. The appearance of the Maude version (1918) represents a turning point . . . . Louise and Aylmer Maude knew Tolstoy's pre-revolutionary Russia; she was born and educated there, and he spent many years in Moscow. They knew Tolstoy personally and had the benefit of consultation with him and his approval of their translations."
Lev Grossman / TIME (reviewing J. Peder Zane's The Top 10)
The all-time, ultimate Top Top 10 list, derived from the top 10 lists of 125 of the world's most celebrated writers combined: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy / Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert / War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy / Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov / The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain / Hamlet by William Shakespeare / The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald / In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust / The Stories of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov / Middlemarch by George Eliot.
Wikipedia / Anna Karenina
Although Russian critics dismissed the novel on its publication as a "trifling romance of high life," Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written."
Oprah's Book Club / oprah.com
Whether you're lounging poolside or commuting to work, why not put the "rrrr" in your reading with a torrid Russian love affair? Take a journey back in time with Oprah's Book Club selection -- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy! . . . Oprah says, "This book has been on my 'must read' list for years, but I was scared of it. Let's not be scared of it. I'm going to team up with all of you, and we'll read it together. It's one of the greatest love stories of all time."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012261656
Publisher:
Carefully Crafted Classics®
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Series:
Carefully Crafted Classics® , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
248,665
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

This edition includes Leo Tolstoy: A Short Biography, a biographical essay and commentary upon Tolstoy's philosophical development and views. It was written by his devoted friend and English translator, Aylmer Maude, and first published in 1900 during Tolstoy's lifetime. Having read it, Tolstoy wrote to its author, "I very much approve of it. It is admirably constructed, and what is most important is given."

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Anna Karenina Maude Translation) / Specially Formatted NOOK Edition NOOKbook / Complete and Unabridged / "Best Novel Ever Written" / Best Translation 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Daywriter More than 1 year ago
This NOOK edition lives up to its billing for quality, and the Maude translation of Anna Karenina is still the best. The popular view is that the more recent translation by Pevear and Volokhonsky (made famous by Oprah's Book Club) is better. But new isn't necessarily improved, and modernizing the language doesn't necessarily make it better. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed the Maude translation. It is reputedly the closest to the texture of Tolstoy's original -- which might feel a bit outdated now, but I don't want my classics updated.
sportsluvr25 More than 1 year ago
I especially liked the author's life in images section! I enjoyed seeing pictures of Tolstoy and his family. This is one of the best NOOK versions of any book I have read, classic or modern. It looks nice, and I haven't found any typos. Great job!!!
beachbookienookie More than 1 year ago
I really appreciated the cleanliness of the text! An edition like this makes a big difference -- without the irritation of typos, I was free to enjoy the beauty of this classic love story. It's totally worth the extra couple dollars. Levin and Kitty are two of my favorite characters in the world. Here's to them and Leo Tolstoy for bringing them to life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so glad that I checked many reviews before deciding on this translation. this book is wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read Anna Karenina over forty years ago in High School, it was a real treat to read the book as an adult. It makes no sense to me why English teachers would have adolescents read this book when none of their life experiences relate to the events described. As other reviewers have indicated, the Maude translation is excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband is Russian, born and raised in Moscow. There are two main reasons I would never read this translation. The first is the cover art. Replacing the "R" in Karenina with an inverted "R" to make it seem Russian is silly, since that particular Cyrillic letter is a vowel that makes the sound "ya". Sadly, this is done often in movie titles, etc and it drives my husband nuts. The second is the anglicizing of the names. Matvey becomes Matthew, Stepan becomes Stephan, etc. I see no reason for this. I am reading a Russian novel I would expect to see Russian names. I recommend the Kent/Berberova revision of the Garnett translation.
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I am a lover of books of all eras, themes, and genres. But there is nothing to love about this story. Anna Karenina is by far one of the most over-hyped books of the twentieth century. Every page is a struggle to get through as the story slowly winds through chapter upon chapter of Russian farming, boring party scenes and Anna's neurotic jealousy.
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ArgoKR More than 1 year ago
This is the best translation. hands down.   I purchased another translation of Anna Karenina  for my  nook, by mistake. It had   typos, etc. OK, my fault.  I discarded that (translation) with it's typos from my nook.  As I took the steps to discard, I was warned I would have to purchase "Anna Karenina", again, if I wanted to have it on my nook. OK.   BUT, I have tried and tried, and spent hours "chatting"  with nook support and I am NOT able to purchase this translation of "Anna Kanenina" . It would seem reasonable one could purchase  as many  different translations  of a novel that exist, if that's what you want to do  and are willing to pay to do that.  It is not in my nook library as b & n insists. I am just baffled. Baffled. Any thoughts, anyone...?     
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great novel! And this translation was wonderful! It was very easy to read and understand - this is the version everyone should read on their e-reader!
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