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Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: an audio guide

Anna Karenina is a beautiful and intelligent woman, whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties—to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. Her love affair with Vronsky is played out alongside the developing romance between Kitty and Levin, and in the character of Levin, closely based on Tolstoy himself, the search for happiness takes on a deeper philosophical significance.

In this audio guide, listen to Rosamund Bartlett, editor and translator of the Oxford World’s Classics edition, introduce Anna Karenina and Leo Tolstoy’s style.

Featured image credit: “St Petersburg” by KiraHundeDog CC0 Public Domain via Pixabay.

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