The Ultimate Tolstoy Quicklet Bundle

The Ultimate Tolstoy Quicklet Bundle

by Hyperink Publishing
     
 

This is a discounted bundle featuring 2 of Hyperink's most popular Tolstoy books, including:

-Quicklet on Anna Karenina
-Biography of Leo Tolstoy

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 43% off the combined price!

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From Quicklet on Anna Karenina:

In Europe, Anna and Vronsky find…  See more details below

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This is a discounted bundle featuring 2 of Hyperink's most popular Tolstoy books, including:

-Quicklet on Anna Karenina
-Biography of Leo Tolstoy

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 43% off the combined price!

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From Quicklet on Anna Karenina:

In Europe, Anna and Vronsky find that they are not as happy as they had expected. Vronsky begins to feel suffocated and look for other forms of entertainment, and Anna becomes increasingly aware of his decreasing affection for her. When they return to Russia, they discover that their social situation has drastically changed: Anna, once universally respected and admired, is no longer welcome at society events, though Vronsky may still move freely and without condemnation. Unable to fit in, they move to Vronsky’s country estate.

Dolly visits with Anna and Vronsky and immediately notices both their lavish lifestyle and Anna’s extreme despair. A combination of Vronsky’s wishes, her social position, and increasing paranoia about Vronsky leaving lead Anna to request a divorce from Karenin so that she may marry Vronsky. Oblonsky also visits Karenin to request a divorce, but Karenin refuses.

Anna is so engulfed by despair that she throws herself into the tracks of an oncoming train.

After her death, Vronsky leaves to volunteer for the army in the hopes of moving on.

Levin, now a happy husband and father, finds religion. Oblonsky gets the job promotion he wanted, and him and Dolly continue as usual...

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From Biography of Leo Tolstoy:

Leo Tolstoy is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of the western canon. His major worksWar and Peace and Anna Karenina are frequently cited as among the most important novels ever written due to their unique insight into human nature and to their stylistic brilliance. Tolstoy was a complex man, and a bundle of fascinating contradictions. He was a wealthy aristocrat with a large country estate who sought to renounce personal possessions in favor of a simple life.

In his youth, he was a libertine who gambled and killed men in war; in his old age, he became a strict ascetic who denounced personal possessions and taught that violence should be avoided at all costs. A man who, while young, consorted with prostitutes, and fathered a child out of wedlock; a man who later believed that sex outside marriage was wrong, and finally, in his last years, taught that marriage itself was harmful.

Tolstoy's life is almost as interesting as his novels, and the historical context of his life are bound in his work.

War and Peace, a dauntingly long novel by today’s standards, contains within itself a comprehensive perspective on the human condition, from the minutiae of everyday life and love to the great sweep of world history. Anna Karenina is as large in scope, but concentrates on internal landscapes and the vistas of the human heart rather than warring nations.

Tolstoy's philosophy has had a major impact on the history of the 20th century, from the non-violent resistance of Gandhi, which helped to end British rule in India, to Martin Luther King's non-violent resistance to racial segregation and his fight for civil rights. Tolstoy crafted exemplary 19th century realist fiction and set the stage for proto-modernists like Henry James.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014426282
Publisher:
Hyperink
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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