by Leo Tolstoy
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Anna's world is turned upside down when her
life takes a precarious turn. Although she is married with a son, Anna
unexpectedly finds herself falling in love with Count Vrosky. Anna is
determined to follow her passions, and her elicit love affair with
Vrosky threatens to jeopardize her comfortable existence. Anna
unravels into tragedy as the story's characters are confronted with
dilemmas of faith, love, happiness, and betrayal. Tolstoy's profound
depiction of human emotion and self-discovery provokes readers to
question the meaning of life. Often construed as Tolstoy's greatest
novel, Anna Karenina beautifully illustrates the political and
atmosphere of Russia during the 19th century. Anna Karenina is a
moving narrative which wrestles with the contradictions that beleaguer
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