"Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget": First Edition In English Of Tolstoys Masterpiece Anna Karenina
TOLSTOY, Leo. (Count Lyof N Tolstoi).
Item Number: 99276
New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co, 1886.
First edition in English. Octavo, original cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole and with an introduction by him. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example
Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoys Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Matthew Arnold claimed it was not so much a work of art as "a piece of life." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. First issued serially in 1873; first published in book form in Moscow in 1878.