Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture ADULTEROUS LOVE: Leo Tolstoy and Anna Karenina via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways", wrote poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning to her husband Robert. She counted various ways of loving in her famous poem, but her list was far from exhaustive. Writers have examined so many different types of love and literature is full of memorable love stories. This series of talks looks at three types of love - fraternal, secretive and adulterous.
Poor doomed Anna is probably the most famous adulterous in all literature. After falling in love with Vronsky, she loses her home, her child and her position in society. He, on the other hand, suffers little social punishment. How does Tolstoy so brilliantly depict Anna's dilemma and keep reader sympathy for his heroine, even while she commits adultery.
SUSANNAH FULLERTON has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australian lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image| still from Anna Karenina (1935 film) directed by Clarence Brown featuring Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina and Freddie Bartholomew as Sergei