Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in book form in 1878. Widely considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written, Tolstoy himself called it his first true novel. Wikipedia
- Originally published: 1877
- Author: Leo Tolstoy
- Characters: Vronsky, Anna Karenina, Konstantin Dmitrievich Levin
- Pages: 864
- Genres: Novel, Fiction, Literary realism
- Original title: Анна Каренина
About the Author: Anna Karenina
- "Anna Karenina"
- "War and Peace"
- "The Death of Ivan Ilyich"
- "A Confession"
- "The Kreutzer Sonata"
Excerpts from the original text: Anna Karenina
"This is what I want to say to you. Women---this is a big stumbling block in a man's career. It is difficult to fall in love with a woman and to do a career. It is necessary to avoid obstacles and love one as you want. For women, there is only one way to get married. How can I tell you what I think?"Sepkhovskoy, who loves metaphors, said, "Wait a minute, wait a minute, there is it, it's like carrying it on your back I have a piece of baggage, but I have to free my hands to work. The only way is to tie the baggage to my back. This is marriage.I had this experience when I got married. My hands are freed up all at once. But if I don’t get married With such a burden on your back, you won’t be able to free up one of your hands, and you won’t be able to do anything.”---Quoted on page 302.
- Although Tolstoy sympathizes with women, he is still a patriarchal person after all. He does not believe that women need and can obtain salvation at the level of faith;
- This "doubts tragedy but also longs for it" "Tragedy" (Bloom) people want to use the incident of women's destruction for love to complete the moral mission in the aesthetics of tragedy (although according to traditional standards, women as tragic protagonists still lack a "falling height");
- This is exactly a reflection of Tolstoy’s weakness discussed by Lenin in "Tolstoy and the Proletarian Struggle" and other articles;
- He has a naturalistic attitude towards Anna’s tragedy, and there are always some people who have to suffer, there are always some people who will not be able to enter heaven, and some people will suffer and will not be able to go to heaven, but other people cannot be willing to fall.