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Anna Karenina topped ranking of popular literary characters
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Anna Karenina from the like-named Leo Tolstoy's recognized as the most popular female character. The corresponding rating was compiled by the MyBook book service in honor of the upcoming holiday, International Women's Day on March 8. It is the fate of the protagonist of the book of the great Russian classic that moves readers most of all, RIA Novosti reports.
Anastasia Steele from the scandalous novel "Fifty Shades of Gray" by British writer Erica Leonard James was at the second place. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the main character of John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars, closed the top-3.
The top-10 also included Margarita from Mikhail Bulgakov's iconic "The Master and Margarita", Zuleikha from Guzel Yakhina's debut novel "Zuleikha opens her eyes", Lolita from Nabokov's novel, and others.
According to Ekaterina Pisareva, editor-in-chief of the service, Russians like to read books where women with difficult destinies turn out to be heroines. Women who cope with difficulties, overcome trials and circumstances. All of them are living and real: with flaws, passions, weaknesses. Readers want to sympathize with them. Perhaps, in each of them they see something different.