French classics, Italian classics, Indian classics, Chinese classics; spot what’s missing. Yes, the greatest novels from the mighty Russian canon, and now we are rectifying that with masterful retellings of the fateful love story which is Anna Karenina and the classic of family feuds The Brothers Karamazov, both powerfully illustrated by Ukrainian illustrator Maxim Larin.
A guard had stepped back into the path of a train and been crushed beneath the wheels. He had been killed instantly.
When Anna Karenina arrives at the scene of a horrible accident, it is the beginning of a new and troubling time in her life. Will she ever find happiness with the man she loves? Anna’s sister-in-law, Darya Oblonsky, is threatening to leave her selfish husband. Is Anna able to save their marriage?
Anna’s young son, Sergey, is sure that one day his mother will return to him. Can the pair ever be reunited?
Konstantin Levin is determined to marry Kitty, but she is dazzled by the lively and handsome Count Vronsky. Levin prefers a quiet life in the countryside to dinner parties and dances. Which of them will she finally choose?
The Brothers Karamazov
As Dimitry struck him Grigory screamed and fell back, the blood streaming horribly from his head. Dimitry bent over him, trying to stop the flow with his handkerchief which turned soaking red in an instant.
Alexey, Ivan and Dimitry Karamazov were sent away by their father Fyodor when they were very young, and never knew a father’s love. Now what will Dimitry’s bitter quarrel with Fyodor lead to?
Dimitry and his father both want to marry the beautiful Grushenka. Fyodor is old and ugly, but offers her wealth and security. Will she accept either of them, and if so, which?
The sickly, timid servant Smerdyakov confesses to a terrible crime. Is he telling the truth?
Can the deadly rivalry between father and son be settled peacefully, or must it end in tragedy?
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