Tolstoy is almost completely unapproachable for me in the original Russian. The vocabulary that Tolstoy uses include many older words that are not common today. Because of this, I need a lot of help to understand his works.
Kristina to the rescue! I buy every reader as soon as I can without hesitation. I have learned that this is a great investment in my study time while also being very enjoyable. Kristina’s word choice has made this novel approachable for me. One day I may read the original, but until then, this is a great help.