Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, has been called the greatest novel of all time by some of the greatest writers of all time. It’s the story of young woman’s tragic love affair with Count Vronsky. If you haven’t read this masterpiece of literature, it is definitely one which should go on this list to read as soon as possible. You can pick up a copy in any book store, and if you have no money for books (which I can’t even begin to comprehend, but whatever) you can download a digital copy from Project Gutenburg or listen to it on LibriVox. For Tolstoy purists, today’s post is one you may wish to skip.
Anna Karenina has recently been reworked as a Steampunk novel, Android Karenina by Quirk books, the same publishers that brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as well as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. That fact in and of itself should be enough to give you an idea of this book’s direction.
Tolstoy’s original story traceable through this Steampunked retelling, but it’s been significantly abridged from the original source material and (for obvious reasons) has lots of variations from the original novel. Here’s a video trailer for the book:
Hopefully, the enjoyment of this book will inspire some to go back and read the original work!