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The story of a high-born woman and the tragic fate that befalls her when she allows her passion for a handsome officer, Count Vronsky, to dominate her life. Anna's tempestuous story is contrasted with that of Konstantin Levin, who also demands something more of life than his position allows. Tolstoy uses the stories of these two characters and their different worlds to explore social, moral, and philosophical issues. He exposes the Russian aristocracy's...