Anna Karenina

Main characters

  • Countess Anna Arkadyevna Karenina (Анна Аркадьевна Каренина): Stepan Oblonsky's sister, Karenin's wife and Vronsky's lover.
  • Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky (Алексей Кириллович Вронский): Lover of Anna, a cavalry officer
  • Prince Stepan "Stiva" Arkadyevich Oblonsky (Степан "Стива" Аркадьевич Облонский): a civil servant and Anna's brother, a man about town, 34. His nickname is a Russianized form of Steve.
  • Princess Darya "Dolly" Alexandrovna Oblonskaya (Дарья "Долли" Александровна Облонская): Stepan's wife, 33
  • Count Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin (Алексей Александрович Каренин): a senior statesman and Anna's husband, twenty years her senior.
  • Konstantin "Kostya" Dmitrievich Lëvin/Lyovin (Константин Дмитриевич Лёвин): Kitty's suitor, old friend of Stiva, a landowner, 32.
  • Nikolai Dmitrievich Lëvin/Lyovin (Николай Дмитриевич Лёвин): Konstantin's elder brother, an impoverished alcoholic.
  • Sergei Ivanovich Koznyshev (Сергей Иванович Кознышев): Konstantin's half-brother, a celebrated writer, 40.
  • Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya (Екатерина Александровна Щербацкая): Dolly's younger sister and later Levin's wife, 18.
  • Princess Elizaveta "Betsy" Tverskaya (Елизавета "Бетси" Тверская): Anna's wealthy, morally loose society friend and Vronsky's cousin
  • Countess Lidia Ivanovna (Лидия Ивановна): Leader of a high society circle that includes Karenin, and shuns Princess Betsy and her circle. She maintains an interest in the Russian Orthodox mystical and spiritual
  • Countess Vronskaya: Vronsky's mother
  • Sergei "Seryozha" Alexeyich Karenin (Сергей "Серёжа" Каренин): Anna and Karenin's son, 9.
  • Anna "Annie": Anna and Vronsky's daughter.

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