Anna Karenina short summary & analysis

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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy


Anna Karenina Analysis

I think that those who love reading classics, should definitely read this book. In my opinion, it's a rather fluent book, not a slow-moving book, as one would expect from a classic. And I have to add that the full text of the book is 1048 pages. I also leave it here hoping that you will like the introduction of the book very much like me. "Happy families are like each other. Every unhappy family has its unique misery.”

Anna Karenina Short Summary

Leo Tolstoy, one of the most successful novelist ever, wrote a successful novel called Anna Karenina, and it published in 1877, in the Russian Newspaper in Russia.

It was chosen to be as the best novel written in our time in a list created by 125 different authors. Described as a classic, Anna Karenina has been widely used since its publication and has been adapted to film and theater many times.

Anna Karenina is one of the best of classics I've read. I can say that Tolstoy's own spelling language is quite dominant and is written with incredible skill. Actually, it really got to me. But as in any other classic, Anna Karenina also has long paragraphs that may be boring to the reader. For this reason, I would recommend of those who want to read Anna Karenina, to read one of the other editions that are shortened and edited instead of the full text. But if you've read such long classical works before, you should definitely read the full text to enjoy the work. In the book, two relations are compared, one is honest and is approved by society, the other is banned and morally low. The inner world and moods of the characters are very well reflected in the reader. The events are generally takes place between Moscow and Petersburg. Here is the short summary of the story:

Anna Karenina is a Russian lady who is quite beautiful in Moscow and elegant enough to be the envy of those who see it. She is married to Alexis Alexandrovitch, who has a high post in a state department, and she has a son. Anna dislikes her husband, but also thinks he is a robot devoid of all emotions. For this reason, there is a relationship with respect, but without any passion.

Anna Karenina is going to her older brother, Stephane Arcadievitch, in St. Petersburg. Because it turns out that her brother is cheating on his wife, Dolly, and Dolly is about to leave her husband. Anna goes to St. Petersburg to reconcile this couple. And she accomplishes that. Stephanie Arcadievitch and Dolly are good as before again.

During an invitation in St. Petersburg, Anna meets a handsome young gentleman named Count Wronsky. Wronsky was very impressed by Anna like everyone else in the invitation, and she really liked Wronsky. But Wronsky is said to aspire to Stephen Arcadievitch's sister-in-law Kitty. At the same time Levine, one of Stephane Arcadievitch's close friends, aspired to Kitty, but Kitty, under the influence of her mother Princess Cherbatzky, rejected Levine's proposal for marriage. The princess wants her daughter to marry Wronsky, who is a soldier and has a promising future, and not like Levine, who lives in a village. Kitty was under the influence of his mother.

A strong bond is formed between Anna and Count Wronsky. They take part in all the invitations and spend a lot of time together regardless of the people around them. All the society speaks of them, but they are blind from happiness. But Anna became uncomfortable after a while. She decides to end this relationship before it starts and goes home. But Wronsky doesn't want it to end, because he's caught up in Anna's magic. He also gets on the train that Anna rides on, and he goes after his love. He is unaware of what might happen in the future, because of his love.