Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 9 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 7, Chapter 9 Summary

The porter calls loudly for Stepan Arkadyevitch’s carriage and soon he and Levin are on their way to visit Anna Karenina. Soon after driving away from the clubhouse, Levin’s mood of repose and comfort dissipates and he is aware of the jarringly bumpy roads beneath them and the raucous sounds on the streets outside the carriage. Now Levin begins to wonder if this was a prudent thing to do and what Kitty will say.

As if sensing his doubts, Stepan Arkadyevitch addresses them. He reminds Levin that Dolly has wanted him to meet Anna Karenina for a long time, Lvov has been to see her, and he knows Levin will find her a remarkable woman. Her position is quite painful now, especially, as she is in the midst of negotiating a...

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