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Anna Karenina


I read my books like Anna Karenina and the novels of Jane Austen and trusted in my father’s words: "Malala is free as a bird."
Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  this novel of a tragic love affair is generally considered Tolstoy’s best book — if not the best novel ever (1873-1876)
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Strongly Associated with:   Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
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Some like chocolate and some vanilla, but when lists were combined of the top 10 books of 125 celebrated writers, Anna Karenina came out on top.

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  • I read my books like Anna Karenina and the novels of Jane Austen and trusted in my father’s words: "Malala is free as a bird."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Anna Karenina lay on top, and she tossed it aside, searching for her pajamas.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The great Anna Karenina, for instance, forced Vronsky into a certain position by the causeless jealousy of a maniac—yet that position was the only real solution to their problem, and it was the inevitable solution.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Translated by Constance Garnett Part One Chapter 1 Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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  • Once a year she read Anna Karenina and Eugene Onegin.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • With these fateful words, Count Leo Tolstoy opened the novel of the spiritual dismemberment of his modern heroine, Anna Karenina.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • —"Anna Karenina."
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • "I’ve read ’Anna Karenina’ and the ’Kreutzer Sonata’ of course, but Tolstoi is mostly in the original Russian as far as I’m concerned."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • How about Anna Karenina?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • It was while walking on some of the world’s noisiest, busiest streets, on Chowringhee and Gariahat Road, that he had read pages of The Brothers Karamazov, and Anna Karenina, and Fathers and Sons.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

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  • It’s a little like Tolstoy says at the beginning of Anna Karenina about families: All happy families are the same, but every unhappy one has its own story.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • he said, looking at the box set of Anna Karenina like I’d handed him an enema.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • My favorite was the first line in Anna Karenina: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • An invented figure like Anna Karenina or Emma Bovary emerges fully into the light of understanding, which brings with it identification, sympathy, and pity.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Not being a historian, one might go even further and say that women have burnt like beacons in all the works of all the poets from the beginning of time—Clytemnestra, Antigone, Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Phedre, Cressida, Rosalind, Desdemona, the Duchess of Malfi, among the dramatists; then among the prose writers: Millamant, Clarissa, Becky Sharp, Anna Karenina, Emma Bovary, Madame de Guermantes—the names flock to mind, nor do they recall women ’lacking in personality and character.’
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • "Vronsky," said Mrs. Ramsay; "Oh, ANNA KARENINA," but that did not take them very far; books were not in their line.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Forty years later Shakespeare is still there completely unaffected, and of the attempt to demolish him nothing remains except the yellowing pages of a pamphlet which hardly anyone has read, and which would be forgotten altogether if Tolstoy had not also been the author of WAR AND PEACE and ANNA KARENINA.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • It can’t be Anna Karenina, said Tomas.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • It took two trips to get everything—she didn’t have the energy to carry it all at once—and then she realized she’d left behind her copy of Anna Karenina.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Afterward, they settled in the living room, and sensing she wasn’t in the mood to talk, her dad read his Bible while she read Anna Karenina, a book her mom had sworn she would love.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • It was the handwriting of Anna Karenina.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • On meeting Anna Karenina, as he was Alexey Alexandrovitch’s enemy in the government, he tried, like a shrewd man and a man of the world, to be particularly cordial with her, the wife of his enemy.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Even if I had to admit that many lovers were adulterers, such as Paolo and Francesca or Anna Karenina, Grandma Lausch’s favorite.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • She finished Anna Karenina, four months after she’d first started reading it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • She couldn’t have been so sold on Anna Karenina for nothing, or another favorite of hers I ought to mention, Manon Lescaut, and when she was feeling right she bragged about her waist and hips, so, since she never gave up any glory or influence that I know of, I can see it wasn’t only from settled habit that she went into her bedroom to lace on her corset and wind up her hair but to take the eye of a septuagenarian Vronsky or Des Grieux.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Anna Karenina throws herself under the train, Emma Bovary solves her problem with poison, D. H. Lawrence’s characters are always engaging in physical violence toward one another, Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus is beaten by soldiers, Faulkner’s Colonel Sartoris becomes a greater local legend when he guns down two carpetbaggers in the streets of Jefferson, and Wile E. Coyote holds up his little "Yikes" sign before he plunges into the void as his latest gambit to catch the Road Runner fails.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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