Tolstoy published Anna Karenina in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared it "flawless as a work of art." His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style," and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as, "the best ever ...
Apr 12, 2012I really wasn't expecting to like it. I thought I wouldn't want to finish an 800-page book, but then I started slowing down and reading the same chapters over and over. You fall in love with the characters; you grow up with. – source
Nov 28, 2012If you've never read a novel pick up "Anna Karenina" and you will have the most intensely jolting and cinematic experience ever. Great book. – source
Sep 23, 2018Re-reading Tolstoy s Anna Karenina one would have to wonder wether a better book was ever written ? With great respect to Dostoevsky, Marquez,Dickens ,Allende ,Coelho, Soyinka, Sembene, Conrad,Eco,Kafka, Murukami, Roth ,Achebe and many many others – source
Feb 05, 2020@Ljiljana1972 @harpdepartment I think Anna Karenina is the best book I have ever read (and I have read a fair number): in substance, craft (technically), and self-contained size. I would put only Madame Bovary (interestingly dealing with a similar topic) ex aequo. – source
Dec 27, 2018Done. Started it in January, so consider this my “Top 10 books of 2018” post. 😂 Such good writing, so many pages. Well done, Mr. Tolstoy. – source