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1904 - Dana Estes and Company, Boston - Limited Edition
‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’

A lovely three volume bound set of Tolstoy’s exquisite novel, charmingly illustrated by Louis Meynell. The Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 405. Translated and edited from the Russian by Leo Wiener.

Set against the rich backdrop of 19th century Russia, the novel recounts the story of beautiful, rebellious Anna and her doomed love affair with the impetuous cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. When Anna rejects her passionless marriage to be with her lover, their liaison scandalises society and tragedy ensues. In contrast to this narrative of love and jealousy, Tolstoy weaves the tale of Levin, a young man striving to find contentment and meaning in his life, his experiences drawn from those of Tolstoy himself.
 
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