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 … more
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.
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 … more
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 … more