Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
W 2019

Description

Leo Tolstoy’s novel, published in 1877, is perhaps the greatest ever written.  It beautifully examines the world of upper-class Russians through the stories of Anna, who renounces respectability for love, and Levin, who seeks love and the simple life.  The characters are brilliantly drawn, and their fates and interactions are subtly limned.  Written at about the time Tolstoy began his conversion to nonviolence and primitive Christianity, it is also a meditation on worldly and spiritual values, including the ideal of the family. 

Weekly Topics

1. pp. 5-72

2.  pp. 73-140

3.  pp. 141-208

4.  pp. 209-76

5.  pp. 273-344

6.  pp. 345-412

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8.  pp. 481-548

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10.  pp. 617-84

11.  pp. 685-752

12.  pp. 753-820

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14.  pp. 889-940

Bibliography

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, translated by David Magarshack (Signet Classics)