Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

byLeo Tolstoy

Kobo ebook | May 27, 2013

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Widely considered one of the best novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the tragic story of the aristocratic Anna’s doomed affair with the wealthy Count Vronsky. Reflecting Russian morals of the time, as well as Tolstoy’s personal feelings on infidelity, Anna Karenina explores themes of passion and fidelity, the impact that social norms have on personal choice, and the ramifications of choosing a life outside of that deemed acceptable by society.

Anna Karenina was first published as a serial in The Russian Messenger between 1873 and 1877, although due to Tolstoy’s difference of opinion with the editor of the periodical, it was not published in its complete form until the novel was released in 1877. Anna Karenina has been adapted for radio, stage, ballet, opera, and film, including the eagerly anticipated release of the 2012 movie starring actress Keira Knightley in the title role.

Title:Anna KareninaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 27, 2013Publisher:Parnell ClassicsLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005575188

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book of a different era. It's a tale of of a woman trying to break out of a love less marriage,even through she knows she can't.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An epic tale by a true master.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I hated this book
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A typical classic. It was extremely lengthy and drawn out. The story was so drawn out that many times I wanted to say 'just get on with it already'. It seems that with a lot of classics the idea is to try to write as many pages as possible instead of moving the plot along and keeping the readers interest. Once you finally get through the book you feel delighted that you've survived and surprised that you haven't aged a decade. It was very hard to feel sorry at all for Anna as she made some very stupid choices. Not so much a heroine as a lesson in what not to do.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lengthy but a great read.No one able to reason with an knowledge of history can fail to be impressed.
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I found this book really hard to get into reading. I have not been able to finish is.
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well written classic. A great love story, sometimes hard to find great books like these.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from well written but lengthy
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good book
Date published: 2013-08-31