Anna Karenina

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Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 349,686 / 716 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PG
Downloads: 67,530 6931

Anna is the jewel of St. Petersburg society until she leaves her husband for the handsome and charming military officer, Count Vronsky. They fall in love, going beyond High Society's acceptance of trivial adulterous dalliances. But when Vronsky's love cools, Anna cannot bring herself to return to the husband she detests...
(Translated by Constance Garnett)

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tic revolutionary hydra, but in the obstinacy of traditionalism clogging progress," etc., etc. He read another article, too, a financial one, which alluded to Bentham and Mill, and dropped some innuendoes reflecting on the ministry. With his characteristic quickwittedness he caught the drift of each innuendo, divined whence it came, at whom and on what ground it was aimed, and that afforded him, as it always did, a certain satisfaction. But today that satisfaction was embittered by Matrona Philimonovna's advice and the unsatisfactory state of the household. He read, too, that Count Beist was rumored to have left for Wiesbaden, and that one need have no more gray hair, and of the sale of a light carriage, and of a young person seeking a situation; but these items of information did not give him, as usual, a quiet, ironical gratification. Having finished the paper, a second cup of coffee and a roll and butter, he got up, shaking the crumbs of the roll off his waistcoat; and, squaring his broad chest, he smiled


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A classic. Excellent read. Really enjoyable story and so evocative of the period.

I had gone through this text only a few months ago and after that it has now become my fevourite book. I can not express how much I've liked it. Every situation is expressed so easily and in a logical manner that the readers become puzzled whether this is a fiction or a non-fiction.


Anna Karenina is a true master piece. A highly engaging work of fiction with an incredible charm of the life and times in the Russian aristocratic society...Not only is the plot very interesting but so is the sub plot involving Kitty and Levin. Very much recommended!

Carl Heerwagen

I find this book very interesting. Not only it shows scandal but it gives a look into the Russian aristocracy in all its complexities.


I really enjoyed this one. Tolstoy is a great writer. I love War and Peace and others. Anna Karena was very interesting to read. Highly recommend it..

Niall McAleenan

Tolsoty manges to bring to life a period of history now distant from ourselves and does so in a way that resonates throught the age. Forget War and Peace this is his best book, it is long but when reading it seems like a short book as you get caught up in Anna's world. The debate still rages scheming harlot or misunderstood heroine. You decide!

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