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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Feb 20, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics-read-long-ago
Read in January, 1955

Long ago, before "Oprahized" was an adjective in the book-selling community, I read this book about a Russian Lady (used to be a bar in Hartford) who had this unhappy marriage -- and an unhealthy thing for trains. It was all high drama and such, but I was most taken with the parallel plot about a guy named Levin, based loosely on Tolstoy himself.

I thought, "Thank god Anna's story is Levin-ed with Tolstoy's fictional one, because this guy thinks a lot like I do -- scary as that sounds." Some lovely hunting scenes. I even named my dog (at the time) Laska after Levin's. Such, such were the days (as Orwell would say, and he was always having his say back then).
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Kevin Ansbro Great review, Ken.
I also found myself in sync with Levin's mindset, although I'm more gregarious, thankfully.

message 2: by Ken (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ken I can play gregarious on TV (read: before an 8th-grade classroom every day), but like my alone time, too.

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