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Download The Anna Karenina Book-to-Film Reading Group Guide

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Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina is headed for the big screen in a brand new adaptation from Focus Features—and we couldn’t be more excited. Generations of readers have been enthralled by this magnificent book, which traces the tragic love affair between Count Vronsky and the unhappily married Anna. Now, director Joe Wright—who previously dazzled at the helm of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice—leads a cast that includes Keira Knightly, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson in a bold new film scripted by Tom Stoppard.

It’s the perfect opportunity to plan a movie night with your reading group—read the book, see the film, then get together to talk about the two. Use the reading group guide below to help your discussion along; plus, read Tom Stoppard’s screenplay and compare your favorite scenes!

And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a special movie prize pack filled with goodies you can share with your book club—click here to learn more.

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