ANNA KARENINA, the ORIGINAL 1901 English translation by Constance Garnett and written by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910), is considered one of the greatest novels ever written and Tolstoy’s first true novel. It is divided into eight parts and was initially published between the years 1873 to 1878 in a publication called “The Russian Messenger” as serial installments. The main character Anna is married to a Russian aristocrat and later has a love affair with a handsome military officer Count Vronsky. Significant themes include marriage, fidelity, passion, and jealousy set in nineteenth-century Russian high society. This Mermaids Classics publication is a reproduction of the original 1901 English translation text by Constance Garnett.