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Study Guide for Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about Anna Karenina, ask questions, and get the answers you need.


Book Basics

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Years Published: 1875–77

Type: Novel

Genre: Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator:

Anna Karenina uses third-person omniscient narration. The action moves back and forth in time as two major plot threads entwine: the story of Anna and Vronsky and the story of Kitty and Levin.


Anna Karenina is written in the past tense.

About the Title:

Anna Karenina is named for its tragic main character.

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