Stepan Arkadyevitch arrives that afternoon with another guest named Vassenka Veslovsky

Stepan Arkadyevitch arrives that afternoon with another guest named Vassenka Veslovsky

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Unformatted text preview: Stepan Arkadyevitch arrives that afternoon with another guest named Vassenka Veslovsky. Good- natured and handsome, brilliant in society, the newcomer has just spent some time at Vronsky's estate fifty miles hence. Although Vassenka makes a favorable impression on everyone else, Levin dislikes him, for he seems to pay especial court to Kitty. When Dolly, the old princess, and Kitty eagerly listen to Vassenka's stories at dinner, Levin's jealousy intensifies. He imagines that Kitty is already in love with Vassenka and perhaps has even planned a rendezvous. Later, Levin blurts out his suspicions to Kitty. She explains that she listened so intensely to Vassenka because he told them of Anna's life with Vronsky. Levin feels guilty for suspecting dishonorable intentions of such a "capital fellow." Intending to be cordial, Levin with Vassenka and Stiva sets off for a two-day shooting expedition. Intending to be cordial, Levin with Vassenka and Stiva sets off for a two-day shooting expedition....
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