"There are as many kinds of love, as there are hearts." In the nineteenth century Russian high society, the ravishing, aristocratic Anna Karenina is married to Alexey Alexandrovitch Karenin, a senior statesman, twenty years her senior. But as her passionate and restless spirit compels her, she falls in love with Count Vronsky-a young and wealthy military officer. And now, Anna wants to break away from her cold marriage. As Karenin refuses to separate, Anna is doomed. Caught between the rigorous societal norms, laws, and the Orthodox Church, she is consumed by guilt and isolation. What becomes of Anna as she is left tormented? With intricately crafted characters chafed between their passionsand Russian mores, Anna Karenina explores the feudal Russia of that period. Admired to date, Tolstoy regarded it as his first true novel. It has been adapted into films, operas, ballet, and television and radio dramas and continues to ensnare its audience.