Who wrote the book 'Anna Karenina'?
The novel Anna Karenina was written by classic Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, better known as the writer of War and Peace.
Anna Kareninawas first published as a serial novel in 1873. It appeared as installments in the Russian magazine The Russian Messenger from 1873 to 1877.
Anna Karenina is a tragedy in which married aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina has an affair with a single man that leads to her eventual downfall. Major themes in the novel are faith, family, infidelity, society/class, passion, jealousy, progress, and hypocrisy. It's considered one of the greatest works of realist fiction of all time.
There have been 25 film or TV adaptations of Anna Karenina, the latest being released at theaters on November 9, 2012. The 2012 version of Anna Karenina stars Keira Knightley as Anna, Jude Law as her husband Alexei Karenin, Aaron Johnson as Count Vronsky, Kelly MacDonald as Dolly, and Emily Watson as Countess Lydia.