Anna Karenina Part 6, Chapter 19 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 6, Chapter 19 Summary

Darya Alexandrovitch scans her room. Everything in it gives her the impression of wealth and sumptuousness, the kind of modern European luxury she has read about in English novels but had never seen in Russia. Everything is new and expensive. The maid who comes to help Dolly get settled is more fashionable than she is and is well suited to her surroundings. Dolly likes the maid’s neatness and her deferential manners, but she feels ill at ease and even ashamed when the woman unpacks Dolly’s clothing. Her old, patched dressing jacket had been packed by mistake, and here the patches and darned places seem quite out of place. (At home she is quite proud of her thriftiness, as she has to make every shilling count.)


(The entire section is 555 words.)