Part 4, Chapter 7 Summary
It is Sunday, and Stepan Arkadyevitch attends a ballet rehearsal at the Grand Theater; afterward, he gives one of the dancers the coral necklace he had promised her the night before. He kisses her and promises to come for the last act of tonight’s ballet performance and to take her to dinner afterward. By noon, he is at the hotel where he has to see three people: Levin, who has recently returned from his travels abroad; the recently appointed head of his department; and Alexey Alexandrovitch, whom he must ensure comes home with him to dinner.
Stepan Arkadyevitch enjoys dining out, but he enjoys hosting a dinner even more. Tonight he and his wife will host several people, including Levin and Kitty Shtcherbatsky as well...
(The entire section is 503 words.)