The Question and Answer section for Anna Karenina is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Wow, you can try searching the internet. I have never seen one from the time period. You can also try a public library or university library if you live near one.
No, Anna was originally just coming to visit her brother's home. But she does become embroiled in the problems of her brother and his wife, which stem from her brother's infedelity and affair with his children's governess.
Anna decides to kill herself because she mistakenly believes it is the only escape from her unhappy life, specifically in regards to her marital and family woes. None of the viable options, i.e. fleeing, divorcing seem to offer her freedom. Only...