Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina


Leo Tolstoy

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Anna Karenina: Part 7, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

On the way home, Levin obsessively thinks about Anna. He tells Kitty that he has reconciled with Vronsky, and admits, blushing, that he has seen Anna; she immediately can tell that he has fallen in love with her, and she bursts in to tears. They talk until three in the morning, when they finally reach enough of a truce to sleep.
As soon as Kitty learns he’s seen Anna, the blush give him away: Kitty realizes at once that Levin has developed a crush on Anna. This is the second time that the man she loves has fallen for Anna––Vronsky, of course, being the first––and she is heartbroken and jealous at always playing second fiddle to Anna’s charisma. And yet, just as when Levin was jealous of Veslovsky, the two of them do not hide their feelings but instead talk through them. And while everything is not solved, the foundation of their relationship remains strong because they don’t hide things from each other.
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