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Anna Karenina  review

Author: Leo Tolstoj
genre: Klassiker
ISBN: 0345803922

Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace, but Anna and Vronsky’s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna’s increasing isolation. The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together. Anna Karenina is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate, but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life.
Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude

Average: 4.34 (32 rating)

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idsymo 2015-03-20 07:00
Anna Karenina was a very beautiful and intelligent woman who lived in the Imperial Russia in 1874. Sadly she was a victim of prejudices of that times. Women were not allowed to divorce, or to choose their husbands. Very young girls were forced to marry much older men, and marriages were arranged between their parents, without even know each other.
rating 5

tashanna 2015-03-20 07:49
At the beginning, Ana is beautiful and charming, devoted mom, wife of a civil servant. All her love directed at him. Following heart Ana leaves her husband, position, reputation and son. Accuses Vronsky for the greatest moral offense - breach of maternal duties. Becomes obsessed about Vronskovoj infidelity and lost love. At the end of the realization that love is temporary and decides to end it all. Throwing a train Ana interrupts your life and leave their loved ones in great sorrow. Marriage is between Karenina and it is based on respect. Ana lives in the illusion of a happy marriage devoting all the attention his son, and this illusion crashes Vronsky. Ana towards Vronsky felt true love. She decides to realize his personal happiness, sacrifice reputation, leaving her husband and son. Initially feel happiness and complete fulfillment of reciprocated love, but her time is increasingly missing son and begins to disturb her isolation from society. Everything is irritable, torn by the doubt of Vronsky, they are far and Ana becomes unhappy. In the end, choosing death as the only way out. '' ... Not only because it was very nice, not because they fineness and modest graces which are inattentive throughout her appearance, but because in the expression milolika face, as she passed by him, he was not particularly smooth and gently. '' '' Shiny, gray eyes which were of thick lashes seemed darker, the friendly, carefully stop on his face, as if she recognized him and immediately went over to the crowd as she approached, as if seeking someone.
rating 5

wanderer777 2015-03-20 09:53
The story for Anna Karenina apparently came out of an episode in which Leo Tolstoy arrived at a railway station shortly after a young woman had committed suicide. She had been the mistress of a neighboring landowner, and the incident stuck in his mind. So, Tolstoy creates the character of Anna Karenina, a young woman who finds herself in a loveless marriage with Karenin. It might not have seemed so intolerable if she had not met and fallen in love with Count Vronsky. So, therefore in the character of Anna, Tolstoy creates a woman who is perhaps most unhappily destined for tragedy.
rating 5

dorin63 2015-03-20 13:49
In the beginning, reading Anna Karenin can feel a little like visiting Paris for the first time. You’ve heard a lot about the place before you go. Much of what you see from the bus you recognize from pictures and movies and books. You can’t help but think of the great writers and artists who have been here before you. You expect to like it. You want to like it. But you don’t want to feel like you have to like it. You worry a little that you won’t. But after a few days, you settle in, and you feel the immensity of the place opening up all around you. You keep having this experience of turning a corner and finding something beautiful that you hadn’t been told to expect or catching sight of something familiar from a surprising angle.
rating 5

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