Anna Karenina-logo

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky. Desperate to find truth and meaning in her life, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to live with her lover. Condemned and ostracized by her peers and prone to fits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna finds herself unable to escape an increasingly hopeless situation. Set against this tragic affair is the story of Konstantin Levin, a melancholy landowner whom Tolstoy based largely on himself. While Anna looks for happiness through love, Levin embarks on his own search for spiritual fulfillment through marriage, family, and hard work. Surrounding these two central plot threads are dozens of characters whom Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together, creating a breathtaking tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society. From its famous opening sentence-"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"-to its stunningly tragic conclusion, this enduring tale of marriage and adultery plumbs the very depths of the human soul.

Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky. Desperate to find truth and meaning in her life, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to live with her lover. Condemned and ostracized by her peers and prone to fits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna finds herself unable to escape an increasingly hopeless situation. Set against this tragic affair is the story of Konstantin Levin, a melancholy landowner whom Tolstoy based largely on himself. While Anna looks for happiness through love, Levin embarks on his own search for spiritual fulfillment through marriage, family, and hard work. Surrounding these two central plot threads are dozens of characters whom Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together, creating a breathtaking tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society. From its famous opening sentence-"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"-to its stunningly tragic conclusion, this enduring tale of marriage and adultery plumbs the very depths of the human soul.
More Information

Description:

Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina "one of the greatest love stories in world literature." Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity. Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky. Desperate to find truth and meaning in her life, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to live with her lover. Condemned and ostracized by her peers and prone to fits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna finds herself unable to escape an increasingly hopeless situation. Set against this tragic affair is the story of Konstantin Levin, a melancholy landowner whom Tolstoy based largely on himself. While Anna looks for happiness through love, Levin embarks on his own search for spiritual fulfillment through marriage, family, and hard work. Surrounding these two central plot threads are dozens of characters whom Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together, creating a breathtaking tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society. From its famous opening sentence-"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way"-to its stunningly tragic conclusion, this enduring tale of marriage and adultery plumbs the very depths of the human soul.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorna Raver

Length:

39h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:13


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:58


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:23


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:34


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:22


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:19


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:13


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

17:00


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

18:29


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

10:25


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

11:21


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:23


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

16:46


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

06:20


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

05:13


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

08:03


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

13:36


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

17:26


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

09:07


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

06:04


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

11:53


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

11:23


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

10:44


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

12:44


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

08:37


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

06:02


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

07:30


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

08:32


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

07:23


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

09:13


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

05:48


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

09:03


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

10:25


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

09:23


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

09:42


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

08:55


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

08:33


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

09:10


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

12:19


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

13:23


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

10:41


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:45


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

05:19


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

07:49


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

16:17


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:53


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

08:24


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:52


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

11:16


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

04:52


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

07:53


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

06:28


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

12:25


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

07:29


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

14:35


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

13:24


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

07:03


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

10:30


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:17


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

08:45


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

06:45


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

12:02


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

11:21


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

14:37


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

13:25


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

09:39


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

06:58


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

13:59


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

11:59


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

12:05


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

08:01


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

09:45


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

11:21


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

06:53


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

10:19


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

07:13


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

10:08


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

17:04


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

11:32


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

13:47


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

09:30


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

12:36


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

10:23


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

08:13


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

08:26


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

15:28


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

13:12


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

09:15


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

09:27


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

07:37


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

11:58


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

15:06


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

11:37


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

11:21


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

08:53


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

10:38


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

08:05


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

06:48


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

05:53


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

13:59


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

09:08


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

13:35


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

09:37


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

10:26


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

10:32


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

15:27


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

10:15


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

04:18


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

12:11


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

10:04


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

10:42


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

09:25


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

09:37


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

20:22


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

10:57


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

15:26


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

05:13


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

08:52


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

13:37


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

08:15


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

16:02


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

13:04


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

06:51


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

15:04


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

06:27


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

04:45


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

12:55


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

08:41


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

07:51


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

06:19


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

13:12


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

05:00


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

07:21


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

11:39


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

10:26


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

07:53


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

12:13


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

08:47


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

08:50


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

19:49


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

09:49


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

11:37


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

07:25


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

11:11


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

07:36


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

07:21


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

11:17


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

09:18


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

12:47


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

08:14


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

09:51


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

06:47


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

18:19


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

06:39


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

13:24


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

09:50


Part 6, Chapter 4
Part 6, Chapter 4

07:39


Part 6, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 5

06:42


Part 6, Chapter 6
Part 6, Chapter 6

11:04


Part 6, Chapter 7
Part 6, Chapter 7

13:30


Part 6, Chapter 8
Part 6, Chapter 8

09:36


Part 6, Chapter 9
Part 6, Chapter 9

09:26


Part 6, Chapter 10
Part 6, Chapter 10

12:42


Part 6, Chapter 11
Part 6, Chapter 11

16:39


Part 6, Chapter 12
Part 6, Chapter 12

11:05


Part 6, Chapter 13
Part 6, Chapter 13

04:54


Part 6, Chapter 14
Part 6, Chapter 14

10:30


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

10:54


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

13:11


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

11:05


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

09:55


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

12:11


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

12:36


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

11:58


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

19:05


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

12:24


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

10:38


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

07:17


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

10:45


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

05:48


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

10:40


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

10:13


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

12:05


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

08:33


Part 6, Chapter 32
Part 6, Chapter 32

10:15


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

08:39


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

10:37


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

11:01


Part 7, Chapter 4
Part 7, Chapter 4

08:16


Part 7, Chapter 5
Part 7, Chapter 5

05:22


Part 7, Chapter 6
Part 7, Chapter 6

04:58


Part 7, Chapter 7
Part 7, Chapter 7

08:39


Part 7, Chapter 8
Part 7, Chapter 8

07:36


Part 7, Chapter 9
Part 7, Chapter 9

07:49


Part 7, Chapter 10
Part 7, Chapter 10

12:35

See More