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Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

A timeless classic, Anna Karenina is a captivating novel that covers themes of love, family, and society in nineteenth-century Russia. Written by Leo Tolstoy and hailed by famous authors such as Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, and Faulkner, the novel tells the story of a woman torn between her passion for a man who is not her husband and her desire to maintain social expectations. Tolstoy's unrivaled prose and attention to detail make this novel a must-read for lovers of literary fiction.
Publish Date
first published in 1878
Goodreads Rating
I 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
If 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
Re-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
@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
950 pages later. The greatest. What should I read next?      source
Done. 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
📚 My favorite books These are not the most-influential or most-important books of all time [at least not all of them] — just the ones I like the most; or the most-important to me. I have almost certainly forgotten a whole bunch.      source
A great novel that I have read three times.      source