Anna Karenina Part 8, Chapter 4 Summary

Leo Tolstoy

Part 8, Chapter 4 Summary

When the train stopped in a small town, Sergey Ivanovitch does not go to the refreshment room but walks up and down the platform. The first time he walks past Vronsky’s compartment, the curtain is closed, but the second time he passes, the curtain is open and Vronsky’s mother invites him to join her. She explains that she is traveling with her son for part of the journey; Sergey Ivanovitch tells the old countess that what her son is doing is quite noble. She agrees, adding that there is little else for him to do after his great tragedy. Sergey Ivanovitch enters the cabin and sits down beside her.

The countess begins to talk about her son. For the first six weeks after Anna Karenina’s tragic death, Vronsky would...

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