Study Guide

Anna Karenina Part 8, Chapter 17

By Leo Tolstoy

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Part 8, Chapter 17

  • The Prince and Koznyshev drive home in the gig (a small, horse-drawn carriage), while everyone else goes back on foot.
  • They're still far from the house when the sky threatens to rain. They reach the shelter of the porch right as the rain begins.
  • Levin immediately asks Miss Agatha about Kitty's whereabouts. She says that Kitty is probably still in the woods.
  • Levin rushes off immediately.
  • When he gets near what he knows is Kitty's favorite oak tree, he sees it fall. He prays that his family was not hit.
  • He cannot find them for a moment, but then sees them calling to him from the other side of the wood.
  • The nanny, Kitty, and Mitya are all perfectly all right. Mitya is safe and dry in his baby carriage.

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