A blog detailing particularly novels, but also poems, plays, and social essays from the Victorian era, though strict adherence to the period of Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901) may not be observed. Blog will also feature some American, French, and Russian works of the period.
According to Nabokov*, Anna is "fundamentally good" but "fundamentally doomed." Essentially she is a moral adultress, an oxymoronic characterization that allows one to distinguish her from Emma Bovary. The latter is morally depraved and self-centered while Anna can no longer put up with her husband and refuses to live a lie. Hers is a principled unfaithfulness to man whose main concern is the perception of their relationship within his society. Anna and Emma meet similar fates though for different reasons that will be discussed later.