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We are pleased to offer Anna Karenina, called by William Faulkner the best novel ever written, in the excellent translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude (1918). Almost all of the other English language Kindle 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.
Praise for the Maude Translation of Anna Karenina
From Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English. Classe, Olive (Ed.). Chicago, IL: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000. Vol. 2, 1405-1406:
"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."
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 and 5-way controller navigation for all parts and chapters |
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In the Go to... menu of the free sample, the table of contents button is grayed out and cannot be selected, but the table of contents is available from the Go to... menu in the full book.
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Images in the free sample are zoomed to full screen on some devices, so the caption does not display with the image, rather on the following page. In the full book, the caption displays with the image (or at least the first portion of the caption, depending on the text size selected by the reader).