Anna Karenina Part 6, Chapter 21 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 6, Chapter 21 Summary

Vronsky asks to walk Dolly home so they can have “a little talk,” and an astonished Dolly says she would be delighted. Dolly’s imagination thinks of many requests Vronsky might make of her: to bring her children and come stay with them, to create a circle of friends who will accept Anna Karenina in Moscow, to talk about his part in Kitty’s illness. All of them are unpleasant but none of them are correct.

Because she has so much influence with Anna Karenina, he asks for Dolly’s help. That is all he says for a long while as they walk in silence. Finally he says that he believes Dolly came to visit not because she thinks their situation is normal but because despite their circumstances she loves Anna Karenina and...

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