Part 7, Chapter 1 Summary
The Levins have been in Moscow for three months, but Kitty is no closer to delivery than she was two months ago. The doctor, the nurse, Dolly, Kitty’s mother, and especially Levin are growing impatient and uneasy; Kitty is the only one who feels “perfectly calm and happy.” She already feels an uncanny love for her unborn child; this child is both part of her and independent of her. Everyone she loves is here, and everything around her is so utterly pleasant that she could have wished to live this life always. The only thing which spoils this life for her is that Levin does not act here as he does in the country.
In the country, Levin is serene, friendly, and hospitable; in the city he is always uneasy and on his...
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