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Movie or TV Productions

Anna Karenina, 1935

This movie version stars Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina.

Anna Karenina, 1948

Stars Vivien Leigh in the title role.

Anna Karenina, 1977

A TV mini-series adaptation of Tolstoy's famous novel.

Anna Karenina, 1985

Another movie version of Anna Karenina, this one starring Jacqueline Bisset as Anna and Christopher Reeve as Vronsky.

Anna Karenina, 1997

Starring Sean Bean as Vronsky and Sophie Marceau as Anna.

Anna Karenina, 2000

A TV mini-series starring Kevin McKidd (Lucius from HBO's Rome and Dr. Owen Hunt from Grey's Anatomy) as Vronsky and Helen McCroy as Anna.

Audios

Translating Anna Karenina

An NPR All Things Considered interview with Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear, translators of the 2001 Penguin edition of Anna Karenina.

Audio Book

A free audio book provided by the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Images

Vivien Leigh as Anna

A photo of Leigh as Anna in the 1948 film.

Documents

The Last Days of Tolstoy

The Last Days of Tolstoy is Vladimir Chertkov's (Tolstoy's personal secretary) account of Tolstoy's last days. This site includes the full text of Chertkov's tale, plus a photo album, and other resources.

Other

Masterpiece Theatre

Masterpiece Theatre's guide to Anna Karenina, including some great information on Tolstoy and Russian history, turning the novel into a film, and much more.

Oprah's Book Club

Tolstoy's novel was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2004. Check out Oprah's guide to Anna Karenina.

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