Part 7, Chapter 6 Summary
Levin is unlucky, for the Countess Bola is at home when he goes to call on her. In the drawing room are two of the countess’s daughters and a Moscow colonel whom Levin knows. After greeting them, Levin sits uncomfortably beside the sofa with his hat on his knees. He and the colonel discuss Kitty’s health, the death of a society woman, and the concert. When the countess arrives, they talk about the same things.
Because he does not care what anyone in this room thinks of him, he begins repeating everything they had undoubtedly already heard hundreds of time about the characteristics of the young opera star who is so much the rage at the moment. When he finally falls silent, the colonel talks about opera and culture....
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