Anna Karenina (Book): Tipstor? Pick

Adapted into a Hollywood feature film.

Anna Karenina is described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as ?flawless.”

  • Book: Anna Karenina
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher: The Russian Messenger
  • Genre(s): Novel, Literary realism, Fiction

Summary: Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel’s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.


Tolstoy in spite my youthful opinion many years ago, created characters that are exciting, brilliant, often frustrating, selfish, funny and in many ways just like our own family members. I didn’t want it to be over and I know I will listen to this again. Right now I wish I could talk to other readers to share all the deep thoughts and feelings this book awakens.