Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density. Tolstoy considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels,- of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence. It ends tragically, and there is much that evokes despair, yet set beside this is an abounding joy in life's many ephemeral pleasures, and a profusion of comic relief.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmhale - LibraryThing
In recent years, Anna Karenina has been received even more critical acclaim than Tolstoy's other epic work, War and Peace. (Or has this always been the case? I only recently began to notice the extra ... Read full review
Review: Anna KareninaUser Review - Elizabeth Rogers - Goodreads
I've always been afraid of the Russian writers because their work is just so long. The 2012 Joe Wright film actually encouraged me to read this one. I hate seeing movies without reading the book first ... Read full review
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