Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

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

838 pages first pub 1877 (editions)

fiction classics literary romance challenging emotional reflective slow-paced
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The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever writtenDescribed by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair b...

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Community Reviews Summary of 37,291 reviews

Moods

reflective 74%
emotional 69%
challenging 54%
sad 45%
dark 31%
tense 21%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 11%
informative 10%
adventurous 6%
funny 6%
mysterious 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 81%
medium 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 32% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 67% | Yes: 21% | 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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