Someone requested that we read Anna Karenina. It's on the long side so I didn't think people would be able to commit to reading it. And then I got more requests. I am issuing a challenge for people to read this classic love story. You have about 7 months to read this novel, and since it is one of my favorites, I hope you will.
Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.