Keira Knightley in "Anna Karenina"

Keira Knightley in “Anna Karenina”

All we madly in love with Anna Karenina, the unfortunate protagonist of the novel Leo Tolstoy and probably all, subjugated by his fragile and passionate heroine charm, we wondered if it had really existed or not.

Character therefore, the real or imaginary?

Well, Anna Karenina comes from the creativity of his brilliant storyteller, one of the greatest of the nineteenth century and of all time, but not completely, because to give him inspiration contributed a tragic fact of crime involving a woman he knew.

The young, Anna Stepanovna Pirogova, After a bitter disappointment in love, committed suicide on 4 January 1872 by throwing himself under a train that passed in the Jasenki station, the same sad fate that the author reserves to Anna at the end of the long novel (Photo gives: vogue.it).