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Warning, 16 Oct. 2012
If you are reading Anna Karenina for the first time and you have not seen the film beforehand then be warned. Do not read the introduction. It tells you the ending and may ruin your enjoyment of the book. How the editor allowed this to happen I do not know. He should have insisted on an oblique reference to the ending if one were needed that second time readers would understand without giving the game away to the unsuspecting first time reader. I was very disappointed. I am not disappointed with the book itself. I am enjoying it very much. I just wish I was on holiday and had more time to get stuck in. I am reading one chapter per night before sleep which means I should have finished it by October 2014. Not a book to be rushed. And by that time I may just have forgotten the ending with any luck.