Anna Karenina Study Guide

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is a sweeping novel that follows two Russian aristocrats: the beautiful Anna, who is unhappily married and soon embarks upon a whirlwind affair that leaves her reputation ruined, and Konstantin Levin, a wealthy landowner who falls in love with the daughter of a family friend. As Anna's life becomes more difficult, Levin's becomes happier, and they both ponder the unexpected power of love to shape one's life and views of the world. Levin, although content, still questions the idea of God, and strives for spirituality.