Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

by

Leo Tolstoy

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Anna Karenina: Part 7, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Levin goes to visit Prince Lvov, who is married to Kitty’s sister, Natalie. The families are good friends. Levin likes their children as well. Natalie comes in, and she arranges to go to a concert and a public meeting with Levin. Levin remembers as they’re all leaving the house that Kitty had wanted him to discuss Oblonsky with them, but they never quite get around to it.
Prince Lvov and Natalie are perhaps the only uncomplicated, truly happy marriage in the entire novel. Levin’s comfort with them reminds the reader that at the beginning of the novel, Levin is really in love with the entire Shcherbatsky family, and this example of marital and familial bliss proves why.
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