Anna Karenina Part 6, Chapter 6 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 6, Chapter 6 Summary

While the children have their tea, the grownups sit on the balcony and talk as if nothing significant has happened; however, all of them (and especially Sergey Ivanovitch and Varenka) are quite aware that something momentous, though negative, has transpired. Levin and Kitty are especially happy and conscious of their love that evening.

The old princess is sure that her husband will not be with Stepan Arkadyevitch when he arrives on the train from Moscow, though he had written that he might come. If he does not come, Kitty’s mother says with a sigh that she will be going home to keep her husband company. The emotion in her voice is real; her daughters do not know that though she has been happy and felt useful here, she...

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