Anna Karenina This beautiful edition of Anna Karenina is worthy of a great literary classic. Carefully Crafted Classics strives to publish the electronic equivalent of the finest print editions. We are pleased to offer Anna Karenina, called by William Faulkner the best novel ever written, in the excellent translation by Louise and Aylmer Maude (1918). Almost all other English language e-editions of Anna Karenina use the faulty translation by Constance Garnett (1901). This edition includes Tolstoy’s life in images, a Tolstoy biography, and character lists.