Classic Literature Anniversaries: Anna Karenina

One of my most beloved classics turns 140 years old this year! Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is a beloved classic by everyone.

Like most classics love plays a vital part in this classic as Anna falls madly in love with the dashing Count Vronsky even though she’s married. Their consuming passion makes them a target for hate and disgust, causing Anna’s increasing isolation. The heart-wrenching course of their relationship contrasts sharply with friends and family who surround them, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a bond as they struggle to make a life together.

This is a masterpiece not just because of the unforgettable woman at its core or the stark drama of her fate, but also because it explores and lightens the deepest question on how to live a fulfilled life.

Source: Goodreads