Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son.
But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer
Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike, and soon brings
jealousy and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is
the vividly observed story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and a meaning to his
life - and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself.
This new translation has been acclaimed as the definitive English version of Tolstoy's
masterpiece. The volume contains an introduction and a preface by John Bayley.