Anna Karenina Part 3, Chapter 22 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 3, Chapter 22 Summary

Vronsky is eager to see Anna Karenina, and on the way he considers why he is so content with his life. His business affairs have been sorted out, Serpuhovskoy considers him the kind of man the world needs, and he is now unexpectedly going to see the woman he loves. This “joyous sense of life” is so strong in him that he cannot help smiling, knowing he loves Anna Karenina more every time he is with her. When he finally arrives at Princess Betsy’s, he sees her waiting for him and just the sight of her causes a kind of “electric shock” to run all over his body. When he gets closer, though, he sees the serious set of her mouth and realizes this will not be the joyous meeting he had anticipated.

Vronsky has no will...

(The entire section is 540 words.)