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In this extraordinarily rich and complex novel, Anna Karenina defies the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian society and embarks on a love affair that has tragic consequences. Tolstoy’s work is a powerful meditation on love and marriage, envy and retribution, and the desire for happiness.
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