We’ve All Been There, Leo

To test the public reaction to his novel, he read some chapters of it to two friends he had carefully selected for their “cold and subtle intelligence” and he did not think that they had been particularly impressed.

- David Magarshack, the preface to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

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