By Leo Tolstoy
Acclaimed by way of many because the world's maximum novel, this can be the tale of a spouse, Anna Karenina, who abandons her empty lifestyles because the spouse of a Petersburg govt minister for a passionate courting with a tender officer, count number Vronsky.
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She was affected so strongly that she could scarcely keep from weeping aloud. 舡 The significance of this vision does not lie in the literal body it so vividly describes. Stowe may see the 舠cut and bleeding舡 body of the 舠poor black man,舡 but this is a sight the novel denies to its readers. After Simon Legree knocks Uncle Tom to the ground, there appear three asterisks and then the novel舗s famous refusal to describe the torture that ensues: 舠What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear舡 (p.
Henry David Thoreau went so far, in his 舠Slavery in Massachusetts舡 (1854), as to argue that the damage the new fugitive slave law did to northern law constituted a form of slavery. Disgusted that his fellow citizens were busily protesting the extension of slavery to the Kansas and Nebraska territories while blithely ignoring the unfettered power now exercised by slave catchers in their own state, Thoreau famously announced, 舠There is not one slave in Nebraska; there are perhaps a million slaves in Massachusetts舡 (1854).
That the new fugitive slave law should galvanize existing antislavery activists and recruit many more people to their ranks is not surprising, for antislavery activism tended to increase at moments when slave law was seen as imposing itself on the citizens of free states. The first such moment was the killing of Elijah Lovejoy, the most prominent martyr to the cause until John Brown. Lovejoy was the editor of an abolitionist newspaper in Illinois, and he was killed in November of 1837 while defending his printing press from an angry mob.
Anna Karenina (UK Edition) by Leo Tolstoy