Anna Karenina Part 3, Chapter 15 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 3, Chapter 15 Summary

Anna Karenina knows her position is false and dishonorable, and she longs with her entire soul to change it. On the way home from the races, she had revealed to her husband the truth about her love for Vronsky; it had burst from her in a moment of excitement, and despite her current agony, she is relieved to have told him. The lying and deception is over; although her new situation could be bad, at least it would be honest. She sees Vronsky that night but does not tell him about her conversation with Alexey Alexandrovitch.

This morning her position again seems hopeless, and she wonders why she did not immediately tell Vronsky about the conversation with her husband. It is because she is ashamed. Now she visualizes the...

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