Trapped in a love less marriage to a man with good social standing, Anna Karenina does the unthinkable–she enters into a doomed, passionate love affair with another man.
Society will torment her, her husband will ridicule her, but her own guilt will drive her to the breaking point.
With one of the most memorable opening scenes in western literature, Anna Karenina is a literary masterpiece about life, passion, and love.
This lengthy novel is spread over eight parts featuring two alternating protagonists, Konstantin Levin and Anna Karenina.
The elegant and proper Anna, is married to a high-ranking government official, Alexei Karenin. For the past eight years they have maintained a fragile facade. On the outside their marriage appears amiable but in the absence of love, there is nothing but respect and understanding to fill the missing pieces.
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