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Saturday, July 28, 2012

read along: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Parts VII & VIII)

this is the fourth post before the final review for the read along of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina which is hosted by Stephanie over at Five Alarm Book Reviews
check out the previous posts below: 
advisory: spoiler alert!
general information: Anna Karenina by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy; translated by Constance Garnett
source: Project Gutenberg/Manybooks.net/Amazon
coverage: Part VII (chapters 1-31) and Part VIII (chapters 1-19)
my thoughts:
as the novel draws to a close, our protagonists are confronted with events that deal with life, death and faith. each one will make choices and these decisions will have consequences for all concerned whether for good or for ill. 
alas, Anna's desperation for love and recognition ends tragically. Vronsky volunteers and joins his countrymen to fight with the Slavs. Kitty is in awe of her first-born son and spends most of her time taking care of him. Levin, aside from being occupied with his farm, continues to question the meaning of life and later discovers the answer. the rest of the secondary characters settle their own affairs as much as they are able to as well. 
i was surprised, though, with how unremarkable Anna Karenin's death was treated considering that this novel bears her name. it was as if she was consciously forgotten and people were better off not resurrecting her memory. whatever Tolstoy's intention was and however Anna lived her life, i think that she deserved at least something more.
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thanks for stopping by and i will see you again on July 31st for the final review of Anna Karenina. 

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