Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy with Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)

fiction classics literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

864 pages | first published 1877

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The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affa...
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Summary of 21988 reviews

Moods

reflective 71%
emotional 68%
challenging 56%
sad 45%
dark 29%
tense 20%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 9%
informative 9%
funny 5%
adventurous 4%
relaxing 3%
mysterious 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 83%
medium 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 31% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 7% | 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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