Recensie: Anna Karenina

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Auteur: Leo Tolstoy
Titel: Anna Karenina
Genre: Literatuur, klassieker
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1877
ISBN: 9781853262715
Aantal pagina’s: 848
Gelezen: Januari 2022

Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density.

Tolstoy considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels – of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence. It ends tragically, and there is much that evokes despair, yet set beside this is an abounding joy in life’s many ephemeral pleasures, and a profusion of comic relief.

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