One of the greatest tragedy when it comes to love – Anna Karenina and one of the greatest author I know Leo Tolstoy. He told his stories that captures you into it, gets you involved and evoke emotions you didn’t know you have.
This story opened my eyes to the realities that one can love for love itself which is a cliche I know especially today in spite of the layers of tragedies Anna brought to herself to fulfill her one desire — to be love. But not according to Tolstoy where the ultimate love is love for families which I think was from his own expression of his loss when he was still young, loosing both his parents in the first ten years of his life. He would have imagined how different life would be if he has both growing up which was I think evident towards the end of his life – by dying alone.
The author :
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (/ˈtoʊlstɔɪ, ˈtɒl–/; Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, pronounced [lʲɛf nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] ( ); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and philosopher who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for two long novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Tolstoy first achieved literary acclaim in his 20s with his semi-autobiographical trilogy of novels,Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856) and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based on his experiences in the Crimean War. His fiction output also includes two additional novels, dozens of short stories, and several famous novellas, including The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. In addition to novels and short stories, he also wrote plays and philosophical essays on Christianity, nonviolent resistance, art and pacifism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy
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