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Acclaimed by many as the world’s greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general.Leo Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most unforgettable characters in all of literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her hollow existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to complete her passionate nature – with catastrophic consequences. Tolstoy points no morals, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch as the story evolves. As Rosemary Edmonds notes, ‘He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, ‘Vengeance is mine, and I will repay’.