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Do you enjoy reading Pushkin, Turgenev, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov, Gorky et al...? If so, then this Meetup is for you. We're a friendly group of fellow readers who meet every four or five weeks at the Los Altos Library. All readings and discussions in English only. We also welcome members who can read the works in original Russian - please join us - your insights will enrich our group!

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (up to part 6 of 8)

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Back to something familiar, eventually! We are reading Leo Tolstoy's second great novel, Anna Karenina. In parts 5 and 6, Levin marries Kitty; Vronsky and Anna stay in Italy and see a Russian artist there; Levin's brother dies; Countess Lidia assumes control of Alexey Karenin; Anna is formally denied a visit to her son but comes without warning; the gentry of St. Petersburg rejects Anna; Levin and Steva hunt together; Dolly comes to see Anna; Vronsky and Levin go to the district election; Vronsky and Anna move to Moscow, and Kitty is about to give birth. The most widely available English translation of the novel is the one by Constance Garnett. Made in 1901, it is in the public domain now. Links (read): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1399/1399-h/1399-h.htm https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Karenina-annotated-Leo-Tolstoy-ebook/dp/B004PGNW3C/ (book + 4 essays) https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Karenina-Dover-Thrift-Editions-ebook/dp/B00A7369M8/ (translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude) https://www.amazon.com/Karenina-Oxford-Classics-Hardback-Collection-ebook/dp/B00LJ48BOI/ (translated by Rosamund Bartlett) https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Karenina-Modern-Library-Classics-ebook/dp/B000FCKNXC/ (a revised Constance Garnette translation) http://az.lib.ru/t/tolstoj_lew_nikolaewich/text_0080.shtml (Russian) Links (listen): https://archive.org/details/annakarenina1_1011_librivox https://archive.org/details/annakarenina_2_1004_librivox https://archive.org/details/annakarenina_3_1007_librivox https://archive.org/details/annakarenina_4_1008_librivox (reading goal for this event) https://archive.org/details/annakarenina_5_1008_librivox https://archive.org/details/annakarenina_6_1010_librivox https://archive.org/details/annakarenina7_1009_librivox https://archive.org/details/annakarenina_8_1008_librivox We have a Zoom Pro plan, therefore, it's possible to dial into the event by phone (landline or smartphone), for better audio quality or simply because you can't or don't want to use the Zoom app. Call: [masked] Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (up to part 4 of 8)

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