Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 12 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 7, Chapter 12 Summary

Once her guests leave, Anna Karenina paces the room. She had done her utmost to arouse in Levin a feeling of love, something she has been doing lately with all young man. She knows she attained her goal, as much as is possible in one evening with a conscientious married man. She likes Levin very much; though he and Vronsky are nothing alike in many ways, she sees something they have in common which makes her able to love both men. Yet, as soon as Levin is gone, she does not think of him again.

Only one thought consumes her: if so many other men can fall so easily and devotedly in love with her, why is Vronsky so cold to her. Though he does love her, there is something new which is drawing them apart. Why, for example,...

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