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Anna Karenina Part 1, Chapter 32

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Part 1, Chapter 32

  • Anna sees her little son, who, although charming, doesn't measure up to a certain ideal she has in her mind.
  • Countess Lydia calls on Anna. She is active in Church events, and has a lot of gossip for Anna on that front. It is talk that Anna finds aggravating and boring all of a sudden.
  • Still, after Countess Lydia's visit and another chat with an acquaintance, Anna begins to feel on an even keel again. Things are going back to normal.
  • She thinks again of her interactions with Vronsky, and decides that he said something foolish and she responded just as she should.
  • Anna decides against telling her husband anything. After a similar incident previously, Karenin said he relied on her tact completely. What's more, Anna now feels that there's nothing to tell.

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