anna karenina

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Anna Karenina [(an-uh kuh-ren-uh-nuh)]

(1873–1876) A novel by Leo Tolstoy; the title character enters a tragic adulterous affair and commits suicide by throwing herself under a train.

Note: Anna Karenina begins with the famous sentence “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
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