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In which I’m joined by Lauren (Reads and Daydreams) to talk about which book is better: Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” or Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary”.

Lauren’s channel

Lauren and I ask whether genres are important here

“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy (Barnes & Noble Classics)

“Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert (Oxford World’s Classics)


“Indie Romance” by Silent Partners

Key words: emma, charles, leon dupis, rodolphe boulanger, france, bourgeois, middle class, classics, feminism, husband, motherhood, berthe, children, agency, russian empire, Princess Ekaterina “Kitty” Aleksandrovna Shcherbatskaya, Anna Arkadyevna Karenina, Count Aleksei Kirillovich Vronsky, Konstantin “Kostya” Dmitrievitch Levin, Prince Stepan “Stiva” Arkadyevitch Oblonsky, upper class, aristocrats, love, passion, adultery, marriage