Welcome to our Russian Literature Reading Club!

Our first book: Anna Karenina – December 2017

The story of the importance of social morals in the superstructure of society and the threat to individuals and society when they are overturned by individual whim and lust. One of the greatest novels ever written, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in the 1870s. The novel takes us from high society St Petersburg to the threshing fields on Levin’s estate, with unforgettable scenes at a Moscow ballroom, the skating rink, a race course, a railway station. It creates an intricate labyrinth of connections that is profoundly satisfying, and deeply moving.

***IF you go ahead and buy the book, make certain to get a CONSTANCE GARNETT translation. Go here for the Paperback: Go here for the Kindle version:


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