Anna Karenina Part 4, Chapter 13 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 4, Chapter 13 Summary

When the women left the dining room, Levin would have liked to have followed Kitty, but he was afraid she would have disliked such obvious attention from him. Instead he sits with the men but watches Kitty’s every movement in the drawing room. Levin keeps the promise he made her to think well of all men. The men’s conversation turns to the idea of a village commune, and the two scholars disagree, of course.

Thinking neither man is right, Levin tries to soften and reconcile their differences. None of the discussion matters to him; he wants only peace between them. All that is important to Levin is in the next room. Heading to the drawing room, he comes to a standstill as he sees Kitty in the doorway with her cousin,...

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