Called by many, "The Greatest Book Ever Written," Anna Karenina is realist Russian novel which was first published in its entirety in 1878. Heralded by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner and countless others, the story is an exquisite work of fiction. Anna Karenina tells the tragic tale of Countess Anna Karenina and her affair with Count Vronsky. Dealing with a issues ranging from government, to gender, to morality, religion and social politics, Anna Karenina is an epic Russian novel. The story of Anna's affair, travels and isolation from Russian society is parallel with the story of Konstantin Levin, a wealthy landowner who seeks marriage and faith as a source of stability in a changing world.