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Anna Karenina

a novel by Leo Tolstoy

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  • Jun 11, 2010
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good romance and character study.
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review by . June 10, 2010
We start out in one man's head. A sin has been committed against his wife -- that of adultery -- but is it really so wrong to merely follow one's own true feelings? Should one persist in a state like induced catatonia if the life one leads is conducive to one's happiness? This question is considered again and again in Tolstoy's epic classic.      Oblonksy, a highly intelligent, clever, though lazy and not particularly learned man, skirts across Russia as both …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
One of the greatest novels ever. Tolstoy has a profound ability to explore his characters, however much he seems to hate them.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
everything one would expect from a great Russian writer
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Loved it!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
I like the story. You learn as well a bot about the Russian culture and history.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
A lesser-known gem by one of the most prestigious authors in history.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Perhaps one of the most fascinating stories of all time. Once you read this you'll understand why it's considered a classic. The story is as relevant today as it was when it was published. It's one of my favorite books.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
i have been actively reading anna karenina for eight years. it's gorgeous and awe-inspiring... but it's just too damn long! sorry, leo. sorry, most russian authors. still love y'all!
review by . June 27, 2009
  Anna Karenina is my favorite novel. Originally published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877, it is regarded by many as the pinnacle of realistic fiction. With its themes of fidelity and infidelity, city life versus country life, and depth of thought versus superficiality it addresses fundamental aspects of human behavior. It is narrated from a third person omniscient perspective that shifts from character to character allowing the reader to see the point of view of several of the …
review by . October 03, 2009
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, is perhaps the world's greatest novel.   If the story took place today, Anna would divorce Karenin, keep custody of her child, marry her lover, launch a career as an author, and divorce her second husband to embark on a third and finally happy marriage. No tragedy there.  And Kitty would move in with Vronsky before he met Anna,spoiling her future relationship with Levin. No bliss.    As it is instead, there is more drama than can be packed into …
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ISBN-10: 0451528611 (MM pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780451528612 (MM pbk.)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Date Published: November 5, 2002

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