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- Auteur(s): Leo Tolstoy
- Narrateur(s): Maggie Gyllenhaal
- Durée: 35 h et 35 min
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Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.
- Écrit par C. J. Mccoy le 2018-01-21
Hasn’t aged well.
Évalué le: 2018-05-19
Spoilers inside, read with caution.
I’m a big fan of classic literature, including Russian, and I’ve been wanting to read this novel for a very long time. However, I couldn’t help finding myself unbelievably bored for the majority of this book. It starts out great. The story is compelling and well written, and the characters interesting. However, by the halfway point (likely long before that) the story and situations are so repetitive that I found myself longing for the ending. I understand the themes and what Tolstoy is saying, but, and this is likely a product of my own modern bias, I found the story to be eye-rollingly ham-fisted in its morality. We get it, *SPOILER* Anna and Vronsky are ruined and ultimately doomed in every way because of their moral failings. I feel like the novel could’ve been cut in half — at least — and be all the better for it. Maggie Gyllenhaal was great though, I did enjoy that much.
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