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Anna Karenina

[ an-uh kuh-ren-uh-nuh; Russian ah-nuh kuh-rye-nyi-nuh ]
/ ˈæn ə kəˈrɛn ə nə; Russian ˈɑ nə kʌˈryɛ nyɪ nə /
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noun

a novel (1875–76) by Leo Tolstoy.

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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.

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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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