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Anna Karenina Part 6, Chapter 25

By Leo Tolstoy

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Part 6, Chapter 25

  • Vronsky and Anna spend the entire summer and part of the fall living in the country, in the same grand way that Dolly witnessed on her visit.
  • Anna spends her time on her appearance and on reading a lot of books. Her memory is so sharp that when Vronsky has a question for her on agriculture or horse breeding or whatever, she can give him the answer.
  • Vronsky stays involved in agriculture, architecture, horse breeding, and public affairs.
  • At the end of the day, Anna's whole existence is bound up in serving and pleasing Vronsky. He realizes this, and wants to test the limits of his freedom.
  • Vronsky runs a tight financial ship; he is increasing his fortune.
  • In October the elections for the nobility to hold public office for Kashin Province take place. Vronsky, Sviyazhsky, Koznyshev, Oblonsky, and Levin are all eligible to vote, as their property is in Kashin.
  • Anna and Vronsky almost fight over his departure to the election site. Vronsky is stern and chilly in his manner of informing Anna of his departure, but Anna takes it calmly.
  • Vronsky is relieved and happy to have his independence.

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