Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy with Rosamund Bartlett (Translator)

fiction classics challenging emotional slow-paced

896 pages | first published 1877

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At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values t...
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Moods

emotional 69%
reflective 69%
challenging 53%
sad 47%
dark 27%
tense 20%
informative 8%
inspiring 8%
hopeful 7%
funny 5%
adventurous 4%
mysterious 3%
relaxing 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 31% | No: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.95