Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the novel by Tolstoy. Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in book form in 1878. Many authors consider Anna Karenina the greatest work of literature ever written, and Tolstoy himself called it his first true novel. It deals with themes of betrayal, tolstoy confession essay, family, marriage, Imperial Russian society, desire, and rural vs.
Trains are a recurring motif throughout the novel, which takes place against the backdrop of rapid transformations as a result of the liberal reforms initiated by Emperor Alexander II of Russia, with several major plot points taking place either on passenger trains or at stations in Saint Petersburg or elsewhere in Russia. Stepan Oblonsky’s sister, Karenin’s wife and Vronsky’s lover. Anna’s brother, a man about town, 34. His nickname is a Russianized form of Steve. Anna’s husband, twenty years her senior.
Kitty’s suitor, old friend of Stiva, a landowner, 32. Konstantin’s elder brother, an impoverished alcoholic. Konstantin’s half-brother, a celebrated writer, 40. Dolly’s younger sister and later Levin’s wife, 18.