by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina Part 7, Chapter 20 Summary
- Oblonsky takes full advantage of the pleasures of Petersburg, which he finds liberating in comparison to those of Moscow.
- In particular, Oblonsky likes the Petersburg attitude towards money: large debts are not a problem.
- Oblonsky pays Princess Betsy a call, and goes a little too far in his flirtations. (In other words, the man either has to make a move or risk insulting Betsy.) Luckily Princess Myagky drops in and inquires after Anna, saying that she's entirely on Anna's side.
- Oblonsky tells Princess Myagky of Karenin's response to requests for a divorce, and the Princess tells Oblonsky that Karenin's decision will rest on Jules Landau, a celebrated clairvoyant.
- Apparently Countess Lydia and Karenin make all their decisions after consulting him.
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