Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy with Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), John Bayley (Contributor)

837 pages first pub 1877 (editions)

fiction classics literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

The heroine of Tolstoy's epic of love and self-destruction, Anna Karenina has beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son, but feels that her life is empty until she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandali...

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Community Reviews Summary of 26,057 reviews

Moods

reflective 72%
emotional 68%
challenging 55%
sad 45%
dark 29%
tense 21%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 9%
informative 9%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
mysterious 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 82%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 31% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.96

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