Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Pocket 515 - 1948)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Pocket 515 – 1948)

A Masterpiece Of World Literature Is Made Into One Of The Great Motion Pictures Of Our Time

Early in the spring of 1947, three men sat huddled on camp chairs in the middle of a Hertfordshire field in England. They were Julien Duvivier, the famous director, Jean Anouilh, the French playwright, and Guy Morgan, the writer, who were collaborating on the screen play of Leo Tolstoy‘s great novel, Anne Karenina. They discovered that due to the fuel shortage in England, the outdoors was warmer than most interiors.

From this series of daily encampments came the material for Sir Alexander Korda‘s film in which Vivien Leigh returns to the screen with Sir Ralph Richardson and Kieron Moore. The picture was made under current British “austerity” conditions, but out of it has emerged one of the greatest motion pictures of our time.

"Lev Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana", 19...

Leo Tolstoy (1908, the first color photo portrait in Russia)

Abridged movie tie-in with Vivien Leigh & Ralph Richardson photo cover. Translated by Constance Garnett. Edited by Herbert M Alexander.

Originally published serially in The Russian Messenger from 1873 to 1877. An extremely acclaimed work, many consider it to be the pinnacle of modern literature. Anna Karenina is the source of twelve other film adaptations, the most recent being the 2012 treatment starring Keira Knightly & Jude Law.

*Get it at*

Title: Anna Karenina
Editor: Leo Tolstoy
Imprint & Number: Pocket 515
Cover price: none
Publication date: 2/1948
Cover artist: photo
ISBN: none

One thought on “Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Pocket 515 – 1948)

  1. Pingback: These are a few of my favorite things: #9 (How much land does a man need? by Leo Tolstoy) « Ritu’s Weblog

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