Adulterous Love: Leo Tolstoy and Anna Karenina
All You Need is Love – a zoom lecture series with the Johnston Collection.
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”, wrote poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning to her husband Robert. She counted various ways of loving in her famous poem, but her list was far from exhaustive. Writers have examined so many different types of love and literature is full of memorable love stories. This series of talks looks at three types of love – fraternal, secretive and adulterous.
Poor doomed Anna is probably the most famous adulterous in all literature. After falling in love with Vronsky, she loses her home, her child and her position in society. He, on the other hand, suffers little social punishment. How does Tolstoy so brilliantly depict Anna’s dilemma and keep reader sympathy for his heroine, even while she commits adultery.
**Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed prior to the lecture. Please see note on your ticket. If you have any concerns please email Kathleen at email@example.com**
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