Anna Karenina Part 8, Chapter 10 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 8, Chapter 10 Summary

When Levin thinks too much or too often about what he is and what he is living for, he has no answers and sinks further into despair; finally he stops asking the questions. After returning to the country in June, Levin resumes his usual activities. He manages his estate; he interacts with the peasants and his neighbors; he takes care of his household; he acts as steward for his sister’s and brother’s property; he loves his wife, son, and relatives; and he works on his newest hobby, bee-keeping.

Levin is disappointed by the failure of his former efforts to enhance the general welfare. Now he spends his time on things which seem to him to be the only things he can do, and he works only for himself and for the benefit...

(The entire section is 513 words.)