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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Sep 20, 11

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Read in March, 2011

I am fascinated by "trapped marriage stories" -- Anna Karenina, The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre. But I have to be honest that what I really loved about this story wasn't the story of Anna and Vronsky, I loved Levin and Kitty's story the most. I loved watching the whole courtship issues-- putting aside trials and heart break and pride. I loved the beginning of marriage-- the ups and downs and bliss and irritation. It's the relationship I could most identify with. My feeling is that Tolstoy captured these various forms of romance (Levin and Kitty, Oblonsky and Dolly, and Vronsky and Anna, plus Karenin) amazingly well, though. Fascinating to compare the difference in these relationships because they are all so different.
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