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By Leo Tolstoy

Vladimir Nabokov referred to as Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina “one of the best love tales in global literature.” Matthew Arnold claimed it was once no longer loads a piece of artwork as “a piece of life.” Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a wealthy and complicated meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity.

Married to a robust executive minister, Anna Karenina is a gorgeous lady who falls deeply in love with a prosperous military officer, the based count number Vronsky. wanting to locate fact and which means in her lifestyles, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to stay together with her lover. Condemned and ostracized via her friends and susceptible to suits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna reveals herself not able to flee an more and more hopeless situation.

Set by contrast tragic affair is the tale of Konstantin Levin, a depression landowner whom Tolstoy dependent mostly on himself. whereas Anna seems for happiness via love, Levin embarks on his personal look for non secular success via marriage, relations, and tough paintings. Surrounding those primary plot threads are dozens of characters whom Tolstoy seamlessly weaves jointly, making a breathtaking tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society.

From its well-known establishing sentence, "—“Happy households are all alike; each unsatisfied relatives is sad in its personal way,”— to its stunningly tragic end, this enduring story of marriage and adultery plumbs the very depths of the human soul.

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Later in the nineteenth century, the doctor and writer Anton Chekhov would elaborate on this theme in his play The Cherry Orchard. 舡 Levin舗s efforts at constructing a happy family life and an estate are counterbalanced in the novel with the catastrophe of Anna舗s loss of family and social position. The separation of these two stories left Tolstoy open to critical censure when the first installments of the book appeared. This criticism provoked his famous defense of the novel舗s integrity and architecture.

Istomin jotted down after a conversation with the author, accurately reflects Tolstoy舗s creative process, what resonates with the novel is the very palpable sense of Anna as a vision, soliciting a sustained gaze of protracted admiration and compassion. Indeed this is how Anna appears in the one scene that brings together the leading characters from the two separate story lines, Levin and Anna. At the same time that Anna is so successfully evoked as a vivid and stirring physical presence, the reader is given more immediate access to Anna舗s inner thoughts and even to her unshaped, disordered, raw emotional states, than has arguably been the case with any character in previous literary history.

Once we glimpse the abyss of mental turmoil and inner conflict that tortures Anna more acutely than any difficult external circumstance, her figure becomes profoundly enigmatic, and we can no longer read her story as simply the course of a tragic and doomed love affair. Tolstoy had apparently written his final chapter and fulfilled his obligation for the agreed number of installments with his publisher when he found himself compelled to write one last additional section of the novel. In part this was a response to Russia舗s increasing involvement in the Balkan War, but the deeper motive was his need to express, through the character of Konstantin Levin, his spiritual and philosophical struggle with religious faith.

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