Chapter 1 Introduction

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ddx(|2|x)𝑑x=|2|x+c\int\frac{d}{dx}\left(\lvert\sqrt{2}\rvert x\right)dx=\lvert\sqrt{2}\rvert x+c

The central theme of Anna Karenina, he said, \sayis that a rural life of moral simplicity, despite its monotony, is the preferable personal narrative to a daring life of impulsive passion, which only leads to tragedy. \sayThat is a very long theme, the scout said. \sayIt’s a very long book, Klaus replied.

— Lemony Snicket, the slippery slope, book eight of a series of unfortunate events