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Anna Karenin by Leo Tolstoy
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Feb 16, 09

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Read in February, 2009

A richly detailed depiction of Russian life in the last half of the 19th century. Even the inner dialog of a hunting dog is included.

Anna wasn't as interesting to me as Levin, who was in the vanguard of agricultural and political reform. HIs love story was the most tender.

In over 800 pages, 'America' was mentioned exactly once (as a friend of Russia) -- a good indicator of the remoteness of the new world.

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