Is Anna Karenina a hard book to read?

Anna Karenina isn’t a difficult book. But it is long, and Tolstoy’s great work is perceived as a difficult book. So here are a few tips for how to read Anna Karenina and make the work much more enjoyable and easy to get through, from a lover, teacher, lecturer, and book club host for the book.

How long is Anna Karenina book?

Cover page of the first volume of Anna Karenina, Moscow, 1878
AuthorLeo Tolstoy
Pages864
ISBN978-1-84749-059-9
OCLC220005468

What age should read Wuthering Heights?

Jon Personally I never would have been able to read this at age 11 or 12. It’s not a “hard” read exactly, and Wuthering Heights had way more vocabulary than this, BUT this isn’t an “easy” read, that said. If a 12 year old is at a higher reading level, and has a good grasp of vocabulary, then yes they could read it.

What age is appropriate for War and Peace?

Children under 12 definitely won’t understand it or get the full experience. It’s very much an exploration of morality, life, and society during this period. I think there’s a lot of beauty in it, as the characters find peace and love during times of war and hardship, but much of this would be lost on younger viewers.

What should I know before reading Anna Karenina?

  • 1 – Get the right translation of Anna Karenina.
  • 2 – Make the names easier for you to remember.
  • 3 – Get the audiobook.
  • 4 – Take your time.
  • 5 – Take a break.
  • 6 – Make notes/marginalia.
  • 7 – Persevere through the Levin-in-a-haystack bit.

How long should it take an adult to read Harry Potter?

Well, Personal Creations has done just that, creating a fascinating infographic that shows how long it will take the average reader—at 300 words per minute—to finish 64 books, including everything from The Great Gatsby (2.62 hours) to Anna Karenina (19.43 hours) to the Harry Potter series (60.23 hours).

Is The Great Gatsby a good book?

THE GREAT GATSBY is a magnificent novel on every level. Fitzgerald writes about the Jazz Age in language that beautifully evokes music. He writes about a hot day in a way that almost makes you sweat. His characters are well-drawn, and the plot is engaging and fast-paced.

How long does it take to read Pride and Prejudice?

The average reader will spend 6 hours and 12 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).

How do I start reading Tolstoy?

  1. Tolstoy’s short stories – I’d recommend a collection that includes The Death of Ivan Ilyich, a short tale that narrates the agony of a man coming to term with his own mortality.
  2. A Confession – Tolstoy’s attempt to answer the great philosophical questions during what may be called his mid-life existential crisis.

What is Trollope’s greatest novel?

Orley Farm (1862) Orley Farm was the novel of Trollope’s that most of his contemporaries admired, and it’s a book of immense, cumulative power.

What can you learn from Anna Karenina?

  • All that glitters is not gold.
  • Divorce should be a socially acceptable option.
  • Rushing into marriage is probably unwise.
  • “What is, is.”
  • Romance and true love do exist!
  • Routine isn’t dull
  • 7. and neither is living simply.

Is Anna Karenina a comedy?

Anna Karenina is a 2012 historical romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright.

How old is Anna Karenina in the novel?

Set in Imperial Russia in 1874, Anna Karenina is about two women: Anna, a 27 year old woman married to a much older man, and Kitty, an 18 year old girl on the edge of adulthood.


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