(1980). With the paintings of James Tissot. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1980. Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering. Anna Karenina (Russian:] is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in book form in 1878. Many writers consider Anna Karenina the greatest work of literature ever and Tolstoy himself called it his first true novel. It was initially released in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger.
A complex novel in eight parts, with more than a dozen major characters, it is spread over more than 800 pages (depending on the translation and publisher), typically contained in two volumes. It deals with themes of betrayal, faith, family, marriage, Imperial. Very Good++ / No DJ as issued. Item #937
Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1980.Very Good++Tight and clean, slight waving in top body not noticeable unless really felt. Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers, silk page marker. No DJ as issued. Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make great gifts. Heavy book Extra postage needed.