Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy with Constance Garnett (Translator), Mona Simpson (Contributor), Leonard J. Kent (Contributor), Nina Berberova (Contributor)

976 pages first pub 1877 (editions)

fiction classics literary romance challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the di...

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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: 73% | A mix: 23% | 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: 68% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.97

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