Part 6, Chapter 31 Summary
The newly elected marshal and his faction dine with Vronsky that night. Vronsky had come to the elections because he was bored and needed to assert his independence from Anna Karenina. He also wanted to repay Sviazhsky for all his help in his district election; he did not expect to find the elections so exhilarating and now knows he would be quite good at this business.
Vronsky is new to the province, but already he has obtained a certain influence among his peers. His success is due to his wealth and reputation; to the fact that he has borrowed a fine house in town and brought his excellent cook with him; and to his long-time friendship (they were schoolmates) with the governor. But more importantly, it is his direct,...
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