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Anna Karenina July 18, 2006

Filed under: Anna Karenina — antof9 @ 1:29 am

Oprah’s Character List of AK

Forget the Cliff Notes. Thanks to the Oprah Book Club, there’s lots of valuable information on the web about Anna Karenina.  Go to to create a free login.  In addition to plot points, Q&As and information about Tolstoy, the site offers the attached character list.  Perhaps the most valuable resource for me was the audio pronunciation guide of the character’s names.

A  word of caution, if I were you I would ignore the paragraph that calls this book the ultimate “harlequin romance”.  Remember, Oprah’s trying to tap into the housewife demographic.  I’m sure she didn’t really mean it.




2 Responses to “Anna Karenina”

  1. shanda Says:

    there’s also a diagram on Oprah that shows how all the characters are connected.

  2. Amie Says:

    Admin and I had a thought that there should be an updated version with names like John Smith and Sarah Jones; just to make things a little less confusing and easier to pronounce.

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