There is a poetry to Tolstoy's prose that makes this author a joy to read in any language. But what are the rhythms, sounds and textures of Tolstoy's Russian, and how can they help you to read and appreciate his masterpiece?
Listen to a Full Passage
Like the lilt and texture of character names pronounced in Russian? Get a bit more of the flavor of Tolstoy's original text with a reading of one of Anna Karenina's most famous passages
. Listen in.