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is a realist novel written by Russian author Lev Tolstoy, world renowned for this work and his earlier novel . These two novels are staples in the Russian literary tradition, but also regarded as masterpieces in the world literary tradition. Anna Karenina deals with the major themes of love, family and betrayal which make it relevant to readers still today.
Recommended Translation: Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina: A Novel in Eight Parts. Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York, NY: Penguin, 2002.