Anna Karenina Part 5, Chapter 27 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 5, Chapter 27 Summary

After the lesson with his tutor, Seryozha daydreams before his Bible history lesson with his father. One of the boy’s favorite things to do is to search for his mother during his walks. He does not particularly believe in death, and his recent experiences help confirm that belief: Lidia Ivanovna told him his mother was dead, his father confirmed it, he accidentally learned Anna Karenina is still alive, and the countess then explained that his mother is only dead to him because she is wicked.

Seryozha cannot believe his mother is evil, so he continues to look for her. Every woman who has Anna Karenina’s figure and dark hair is his mother, and every time he sees such a woman he is moved with tenderness. In his...

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