Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 13 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 7, Chapter 13 Summary

Levin now believes there are no conditions which a man cannot become used to if he sees that everyone around him is living in those conditions. Three months ago, he would not have believed that he could have slept soundly after a day like he had today. He is living an aimless, irrational life, and today he lived beyond his means, drank to excess, formed an excessively friendly relationship with a man with whom his wife was once in love, called on what society has called a “lost woman,” and became fascinated with that woman which caused his wife to become distressed. All of that, yet Levin’s sleep is untroubled.

He is awakened by the creak of a door at five o’clock and jumps up and looks around. Kitty is not in...

(The entire section is 554 words.)