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I find the most fundamental characters in the book to be that of Alexie Karenin and Konstantin Levin.
While I could recognize the genius of Tolstoy's writing, I was so frustrated with the constant jealous rages of most of the characters that it was difficult to settle in and enjoy the book.
I found myself really disengaging from the story at these moments, but was quickly drawn back in by the romance and fascinating characters.
One of the most beautiful books I ever had the pleasure to read. It took me six weeks to finish this book but not because of its thickness, mostly... Read more
Rating this book was a hard call. While I could recognize the genius of Tolstoy's writing, I was so frustrated with the constant jealous rages of most of the characters that it was... Read morePublished 17 days ago by K. Spangler
The best sordid, miserable, dark, bleak & in the theme of all great Russian novels....tragic of Tolstoy's legacy. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Julia
If you've ever hated a Russian novel by one of the greats, you probably have a bad translation. It makes all the difference. This version is superbly written.Published 1 month ago by Alex G
Huge story to tell. I loved the story. I couldn't put it down. It's a story I can read again and again and get something new each time. It's a timeless classic.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Goddess
This book is a great story about family. A story about all happy families would be boring - this is far from it, artfully told, and will always sound like it's in present-day - a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark
I'm amazed how social issues in 19th century Russia are not that different from what many societies encounter today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sara A.