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Anna Karenina (1977 TV series)

Anna Karenina is a 1977 BBC television adaptation of Tolstoy's novel, which tells of the doomed love affair between a married woman, Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. It consists of 10 50-minute episodes, and stars Nicola Pagett as Anna, Eric Porter as Karenin, and Stuart Wilson as Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage to follow her heart and must endure the hypocrisies of society.

Anna Karenina, Part One
After her brother is discovered being unfaithful, Anna Karenina persuades her sister-in-law, Dolly, not to leave him. Dolly's sister, Kitty, refuses a marriage proposal, as she is waiting for one from army officer Vronsky.

Anna Karenina, Part Two
Vronsky has no intention of marrying, and falls in love with Anna after meeting her at the Saint Petersburg railway station.

Anna Karenina, Part Three
Karenin scolds Anna for talking too much with Vronsky, but she returns Vronsky's affections nonetheless, and becomes pregnant with his child.

Anna Karenina, Part Four
A chance sighting of Kitty makes Levin realize he still loves her. Karenin exasperates Anna by refusing to separate with her.

Anna Karenina, Part Five
Anna has given birth to a daughter she names Annie. Vronsky at first plans to flee to Tashkent, but changes his mind after seeing Anna, and they leave for Europe without obtaining a divorce after all.

Anna Karenina, Part Six
A few months after Levin and Kitty marry, Levin learns that his brother Nikolai is dying. The couple go to him, and Kitty nurses him until he dies, while also discovering she is pregnant.

Anna Karenina, Part Seven
Anna and Vronsky return to Russia. Anna manages to visit Seriozha unannounced on his birthday, but is discovered by the furious Karenin, who had told their son that his mother was dead.

Anna Karenina, Part Eight
Dolly visits Anna, and at Vronsky's request, she asks Anna to resume seeking a divorce from Karenin. Anna decides to marry Vronsky.

Anna Karenina, Part Nine
Anna and Vronsky become increasingly bitter towards each other. They plan to return to the country, but in a jealous rage Anna leaves early, and commits suicide by throwing herself in the path of a train.

Anna Karenina, Part Ten
After Anna's death, Karenin takes custody of Annie. Vronsky leaves to help in the Serbian revolt that has just broken out against the Turks.


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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
This is a collection of e-books and audiobooks of the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger.
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This is a collection of e-books, documentary films and web documents about Leo Tolstoy, a Russian writer who is best known for two long novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877).