Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 26 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 7, Chapter 26 Summary

Anna Karenina cannot believe Vronsky saw that her heart was breaking with despair and still walked out with callous coldness and silence. It is clear to her that he hates her because he loves someone else. Since he did not speak, she invents the words she is certain he wanted to say: she can go where she likes, even back to her husband, and if she needs money he will give her whatever she needs. These are the cruelest things a man could say to her, and she cannot forgive him for them, though he actually said nothing to her.

Anna Karenina worries and wonders whether a reconciliation is possible or if she should simply go away now. After expecting Vronsky all day, she leaves directions for the maid and goes to her room....

(The entire section is 551 words.)