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it is a fact that Leo Tolstoy was a controversial author at times and one of the reasons for this is that he loved to challenge societal norms and in this case, he manages to take a potshot at the institution of marriage and the sheer hypocrisy that’s built into the same. It is no wonder that the Russian authorities swiftly banned this book. Nevertheless it is a poignant tale of a woman who wants more out of her music and a husband’s growing paranoia which soon develops to a devastating climax. A must read book for all Tolstoy lovers out there as this book is ranked as one of Tolstoy’s best books.
What makes this book stand out?
Well-created storyline as well as strong characters
Read it for
a perfect tale of lies and intrigue
Don't read it for
if you are not into Tolstoy you may want to give this book a miss