What makes a book a classic? Is it a book that stands the test of time or is it some book that represents the period it was written in. Is it a book that has universal appeal or the one that touches our core and basic our emotions? Is it a book that merges themes under stood by a wide range of people or simply a book that is old? Whatever you think is a classic; everything is included in the renowned Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is a story of the beautiful but unhappily married Anna and her tragic affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. In the Imperial Russia, Anna and Vronsky’s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna’s increasing isolation. The gut-wrenching tragedy of Anna’s story contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround her, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together.
If you think simply an old and still famous book is a classic then Anna Karenina is definitely a classic being an old book that has survived through 137 years and still is rated 4 stars in goodreads. The novel was originally written in Russian and published in 1877 but has been translated to English 11 times and been adapted into 14 films, countless opera’s, 2 television series, ballets and radio drama, which is quite a list! Anna Karenina in the first glance is obviously a love story, which we all can relate to but the book goes a lot deeper with themes like Jeolausy, Faith, hypocrisy, society which we all can relate to even after a century. Jealousy, a thing each and every single person in this room has felt countless times, either if it for your sibling getting the better present or your crush dating someone else. Jealousy is another major themes in the novel, which is depicted through the three couples in the book: Dolly and Oblonsky, Kitty and Levin, and Anna and Vronsky. The book gives the reader a message that traveled...
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