I'm joining another great read-along! This time, we'll be reading a classic of Russian literature, written by none other than Leo Tolstoy. The read-along is being hosted by Stephanie, whose blog, Five Alarm Book Reviews, never fails to bring readers interesting blog posts!
For more details, as well as to sign up for this blog hop, just click on the image above.
About The Book
(From the Goodreads Synopsis)
Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come.
"Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English, and their superb rendering allows us, as perhaps never before, to grasp the palpability of Tolstoy's 'characters, acts, situations.'" (James Wood, The New Yorker)
Post and Reading Schedule
Now through July 1st
First Post: Parts 1 and 2
Second Post: Parts 3 and 4
Third Post: Parts 5 and 6
Fourth Post: Parts 7 and 8
This will be a fabulous opportunity for those of us who love to read classics, as well as anyone who enjoys reading them from time to time. So please do consider joining in!