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Anna Karenina (Dover Thrift Edition)

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Excellent Novel!

    My brother and I do a book club each winter together and choose a piece of literature that neither of us has read before. This year we chose Anna Karenina. This story is so good - and the translation did it justice. Anna Karenina is an excellent story for book clubs - there's so much to discuss in it and so much more relevant to current society than I expected. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because there weren't any questions at the end to guide discussion. My brother and I had to find those online. Of course, there are lots of places to find questions but it would have been helpful if some were included. I was attempting to read the story without knowing the end and many of the discussion questions online gave a quick synopsis that gave away a key piece of the ending of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2002

    great translation

    wonderful translation of the classic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    Don't consider it - just read it!

    Fantastic! I couldn't stop. It is so full of life: reality and fantasy. It makes you feel as if you are in the book. Tolstoy has mastered the art of being an author. Although some bits seem boring, continue and you will be a lot better off than when you started. By the way, I have seen many translations and I think Louise and Aylmer Maude have the most 'Russian' version. Rosemary Edmonds writes a fairly clever, detailed version, and Constance Garnett writes a clear, easier to understand but old-fashioned version. The book is better than the movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2002

    Tragic

    I have read Anna Keranina all the way through, finally. It was a very long book but I have to say that it was well worth my time. It was a story about the tragic romance of Anna Keranina and also the story of Levin's love of Kitty and their happy marriage. Both plots intertwined into a brilliant play of love and the tragedy of Anna Keranina, a beautiful woman doomed to a tragic end for loving and acting on the love she had for a man that was not her husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2001

    Wonderful Anna

    Anna Karenina is by far the best book I've read. It was required reading for my Russian Novel class and at first I was intimidated by it's length, but once I started it I couldn't put it down!! I highly recommend reading this book!!

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