Posted by : Kinsey Book Reviewer 10.28.2014
Publication Date: March 18, 2013First published in the late 19th century, Anna Karenina, by famed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time. Chronicling the turbulent affair between Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky, Tolstoy weaves a parallel plot of self-discovery and a turn to religion by character Konstantin Levin that is thought to be autobiographical. The result is a tale of jealousy, faith, hypocrisy, passion and progress set amidst the social change occurring in Russia in the 1870s. Now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, the novel is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.
- File Size: 1492 KB
- Print Length: 903 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1607108151
- Publisher: Canterbury Classics (March 18, 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B6TZGAI
Review: Many people are turned off by an overly long book. For me, I hate to say bye to characters I read about. Too bad all books aren't 5000 pages and have series of twelve or more. (I see every author on the planet cringing lol.)
As many reviewers have stated before me, Tolstoy is an art. You simply like him. Or not. I love him. His detail, his character map...brilliant. His characters are brilliantly vivid. This is something I look for, I have to fall in love (or hate) with characters. There has to be something to grab me and keep me.
While Tolstoy isn't for everyone, if you do enjoy him, this is one you shouldn't miss. Also, for a first time Tolstoy reader, a great classic romance with trial is waiting within the pages of Anna Karenina.