Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in the 1870s, although it was first published in the complete form years later. Anna Karenina is widely considered as a pinnacle in realist fiction. Dostoevsky stated it was "flawless as a work of art". The novel was translated into many languages and adapted into film many times in different countries.
Originally written in 1875, this is one of the most distinguished classic works of world literature. Several films, dramas, and ballets have been based on Tolstoi s (as spelled in Spanish) intense, passionate love story. Ana, one of the most notable literary characters ever created, is married to a Russian minister but falls in love with Count Vronski, a rich and handsome young army officer. Against society s norms, she abandons her husband and son, with dire results. In this excellent recording, the story is fully dramatized by a group of actors: Milagros del Valle is Ana, and FonoLibro s Arquimedes Rivero is Vronski. Their voices are appropriate and devoid of regional accents. With background music and narration that shows the full emotional style of a radionovela (radio soap operas), this audio is an easy way to get to know this perennial classic. Recommended for bookstores and public libraries. Dolores M. Koch, New York City