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Acclaimed by many as the world s greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in all of literature Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature with tragic consequences Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author s own views and convictionsThroughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch As Rosemary Edmonds comments, He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, Vengeance is mine, and I will repay Anna Karenina


About the Author: Leo Tolstoy

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world s greatest novelists Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho pacifist His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.



10 thoughts on “Anna Karenina

  1. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    As a daughter of a Russian literature teacher, it seems I have always known the story of Anna Karenina the love, the affair, the train the whole shebang I must have ingested the knowledge with my mother s milk, as Russians would say.My grandpa had an old print of a painting hanging in his garage A young beautiful mysterious woman


  2. Terry Terry says:

    In the beginning, reading Anna Karenin can feel a little like visiting Paris for the first time You ve heard a lot about the place before you go Much of what you see from the bus you recognize from pictures and movies and books You can t help but think of the great writers and artists who have been here before you You expect to like


  3. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    Spoiler alert If you have read this book, please proceed If you are never going to read this novel be honest with yourself , then please proceed If you may read this novel, but it may be decades in the future, then please proceed Trust me, you are not going to remember, no matter how compelling a review I have written If you need Tolsto


  4. Brad Brad says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here WARNING This is not a strict book review, but rather a meta review of what reading this book led to in my life Please avoid reading this if you re looking for an in depth analysis of Anna Karenina Thanks I should also mention that there is a big spoiler in here


  5. Christopher Christopher says:

    In lieu of a proper review of my favorite book, and in addition to the remark that it would beaptly named Konstantin Levin, I present to you the characters of Anna Karenina in a series of portraits painted by dead white men.Anna Karenina Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent Alexei Karenin Portrait of Edouard Manet by Henri Fantin Lato


  6. Emily May Emily May says:

    This is a book that I was actually dreading reading for quite some time It was on a list of books that I d been working my way through and, after seeing the size of it and the fact that War And Peace was voted 1 book to avoid reading, I was reluctant to ever get started But am I glad that I did.This is a surprisingly fast moving, interesting and


  7. Sammy Sammy says:

    People are going to have to remember that this is the part of the review that is entirely of my own opinion and what I thought of the book, because what follows isn t entirely positive, but I hope it doesn t throw you off the book entirely and you still give it a chance Now my thoughts I picked up this book upon the advice of Oprah and her book clu


  8. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    What is the most important thing about Anna Karenina Is it the first line, Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way This sounds so true but it isn t really Is it that Anna experiences muchintolerance for her unfaithfulness and leaving her husband than does her brother who screws around like a dog Is it Konstantin Lev


  9. jessica jessica says:

    goodness me, russians are dramatic and i wouldnt have it any other way tolstoy is a master character creator and although he is very skilled at conveying pre revolution life and society, i have found muchenjoyment in his characters shoutout to my boy, levin than the plot that being said, there is a certain complexity in tolstoys method of storytelling th


  10. Trevor Trevor says:

    Not since I read The Brothers Karamazov have I felt as directly involved in characters worlds and minds Fascinating.I was hooked on Anna Karenina from the opening section when I realized that Tolstoy was brilliantly portraying characters thoughts and motivations in all of their contradictory, complex truth However, Tolstoy s skill is not just in characteriz


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