In Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding, the story of an aristocratic woman who brings ruin on herself. Anna's tragedy is interwoven with the courtship and marriage of Kitty and Levin as well as the lives of many other characters. Rich in incident, powerful in characterization, the novel also expresses Tolstoy's own moral vision.
Original title: Анна Каренина [Anna Karenina]
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics