What’s the next book on the WEM novel list?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Yes, I know we just read Crime and Punishment. Do you need some convincing to read another Russian novel?… or to read along with us for the first time?
A new movie version of Anna Karenina is being released this fall. Want to see a preview? Send the kids to the other room. Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary have some things in common.
For Crime and Punishment our setting was St. Petersburg, but we were among the poor of Russia. For Anna Karenina we’ll be in St. Petersburg for a time, but in this novel we’re reading about high society.
You’ve already mastered Russian names, so why not read Tolstoy’s classic?! It is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century (1877).
Whether you find a tattered copy on your home bookshelf or order a crisp new edition online, get ready because Anna Karenina is up next!