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Jennifer I am getting ready to read this book. Can anyone give me any suggestions on the best translation to use?


Clara Pevear and Volhkonsky's translation is incredible - it's readable and has a beautiful poetry to it.


Gary Patella Pevear and Volokhonsky are amazing when it comes to Dostoevsky. However, Aylmer Maude is supposed to be the best translator for Tolstoy.


Jennifer Thanks. I am planning on reading Crime and Punishment eventually, so that post will help with Anna Karenina, War and Peace and Crime and Punishment.


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Beabe I was looking for a Nook version to download, and am overwhelmed with all the different editions available on B&N. The translator's name on these editions is hard to find!


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