Did you know that more than five million Americans belong to a book club? How amazing is that!
When Oprah Winfrey in 2004 named a specific translation of the Tolstoy classic, Anna Karenina to her book club list, immediately its print run increased by 800,000. I have my own copy of this masterpiece, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This translation was acclaimed as the definitive English version of Anna Karenina, well deserved praise indeed.
While on a recent visit to St Petersburg with my husband, I was fascinated by the culture and history of Russia which lends itself to stories of great tragedy and passion.
While visiting Catherine’s Palace, Peterhof Park and the famous Hermitage Museum I was transported into the world of Officer Count Vronsky, Levin and Anna.
I never tire of reading the novel Anna Karenina, the story is filled with complex family lives and passionate, strong characters.