Critical Insights: Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is widely regarded as one of the best, most important, and most influential works in world literature. Long and complex, it presents a detailed portrait of various kinds of life in Russia in the nineteenth century while exploring such broad themes as love, lust, class, family, marriage, adultery, and the relevance of religion to social and personal life. This volume offers a deliberately diverse range of essays on the novel’s major themes, its compelling literary features, and its complicated structure and intriguing presentations of characters. The book also sets the novel in various social, economic, and intellectual contexts.