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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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GREAT, in the highest sense of the word.
Characters as deep and alive as the ocean, themes as diverse and as innumerable as grains of sand, a writing as powerful as a thunderstorm, as beautiful as a serene dawn, and as incomprehensible at times and yet all the more fascinating as this mysterious and neverending universe itself, and we have, in my opinion, the greatest work on life, freedom, faith, fate, love, suffering, and the human HEART ... - Anna Karenina!
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Reading Progress

September 15, 2016 – Shelved
September 15, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 5, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own
February 5, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
February 5, 2017 – Shelved as: classics
February 5, 2017 – Shelved as: russian-literature
February 6, 2017 – Started Reading
February 6, 2017 –
page 40
4.15%
February 9, 2017 –
page 103
10.68% "Part I , Chapter 27"
February 11, 2017 –
page 103
10.68% ""As if tears were the necessary lubricant without which the machine of mutual confidence could not work properly between the sisters, after having had a cry they started talking of indifferent matters, and in so doing understood one another. ""
February 13, 2017 –
page 160
16.6% "" He now experienced a sensation such as a man might feel who, while crossing a bridge over an abyss, suddenly sees that the bridge is being taken to pieces and that he is facing the abyss. The abyss was real life ; the bridge was the artificial life Karenin had been living. ""
February 15, 2017 –
page 223
23.13% "" ...but she was not likely to prove attractive to men. She was like a beautiful flower which though not yet in full blossom is already beginning to fade and has no scent.""
February 16, 2017 –
page 262
27.18% "" The longer Levin went on mowing, the oftener he experienced those moments of oblivion when his arms no longer seemed to swing the scythe, but the scythe itself his whole body, so conscious and full of life; and as if by magic, regularly and definitely without a thought being given to it, the work accomplished itself of its own accord. These were blessed moments. ""
March 26, 2017 –
page 375
38.9%
March 27, 2017 –
page 440
45.64% "Finished the 1st volume. I have never read a book of this depth and magnitude.
This is so so... great!"
March 28, 2017 –
page 565
58.61%
March 29, 2017 –
page 735
76.24%
March 30, 2017 –
page 964
100.0%
March 30, 2017 – Shelved as: ultimate-favourites
March 30, 2017 – Shelved as: wisdom
March 30, 2017 – Shelved as: impeccable-language
March 30, 2017 – Shelved as: feelings-transcend
March 30, 2017 – Shelved as: epic
March 30, 2017 – Shelved as: couldn-t-hold-back-the-tears
March 31, 2017 – Finished Reading
October 27, 2017 – Shelved as: read-this-asap

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