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  Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy  
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is happily married to the prominent Karenin when she visits her brother to help him sort out his marriage. There she meets Count Vronsky who pursues her even though she's unwilling. She eventually gives in to him and they embark on an affair which has tragic consequences.

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