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Favourite novels

I have a few favourite novels that I reread every so often, when the mood takes me. One in particular:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The novel begins with one of its most quoted lines: ‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’

The novel is a great classic of literature published in 1878. It deals with themes of betrayal, fidelity, adultery, desire, jealousy, faith, family, marriage, Imperial Russian society, rural versus city life and more.

Not forgetting key train scenes!

The plot centres on a married woman, Anna Karenina, and her affair with the dashing cavalry officer Count Alexei Vronsky. This passionate romance scandalises St Petersburg’s influential society, and forces the lovers to flee to Italy in a fruitless attempt to search for happiness. Anna pays a top price for the pursuit of love with Count Vronsky, with ultimately tragic consequences.

This novel evokes all sort of emotions in me. I love it. Fabulous!


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