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By Gary Saul Morson

In this invigorating new evaluation of Anna Karenina, Gary Saul Morson overturns conventional interpretations of the vintage novel and exhibits why readers have misunderstood Tolstoy’s characters and intentions. Morson argues that Tolstoy’s principles are way more radical than has been proposal: his masterpiece demanding situations deeply held conceptions of romantic love, the method of social reform, modernization, and the character of excellent and evil. through investigating the moral, philosophical, and social matters with which Tolstoy grappled, Morson reveals in Anna Karenina robust connections with the troubles of this day. He proposes that Tolstoy’s attempt to determine the realm extra properly can deeply tell our personal look for knowledge within the current day.


The e-book bargains terrific analyses of Anna, Karenin, Dolly, Levin, and different characters, with a very refined portrait of Anna’s extremism and self-deception. Morson probes Tolstoy’s vital insights (evil is frequently the results of negligence; goodness derives from small, daily deeds) and completes the quantity with an impossible to resist, unique checklist of 1 Hundred and Sixty-Three Tolstoyan Conclusions.


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