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He considers challenging Vronsky to a duel but rejects the idea out of fear of pistolsoKarenin reasons that the best punishment for Anna is to keep her bound to him, unable to divorceoHe writes a letter to her explaining this plan, formallyoAnna is surprised by Karenin’s decision, disappointed that the divorce for which she wants will not happenoShe is enraged at the prospect of prolonging her life of lies with KareninoShe writes a letter to him, telling him she is leaving the house and taking her son with her, but in the end she never sends the letteroAt a party at Betsy’s, Anna talks to some young members of the fashionable St. Petersburg set and is struck by how bored they are despite their merry livesoOne of the party guests, Liza, asks how happy one can be lolling around on a sofa all dayChapters 19-32:oVronsky brings his financial accounts into balanceoDespite rumors of his huge fortune, he actually leads a hand to mouth existenceoHe adheres to a rule he imposed on himself long before and refuses to ask his mother for a loanoVronsky obeys his rules of conduct rigorously, and it is only with the recent appearance of Anna in his life that he has felt conflicted about proper behavioroUpon learning of Anna’s pregnancy, Vronsky feels that he should resign from military serviceoHe is reluctant to give up his professional ambitions, because his old school friend, Serpukhovskoy, has recently found fameoSerpukhovskoy warns Vronsky to be wary of women, as they can hold a man back from his full career potentialoVronsky sets off for Anna’s country house, where she has arranged a meeting with himoOn the way, he feels he loves her more than ever and his pulse quickens upon his first glimpse of heroAnna reveals to Vronsky that she has told her husband about the affairoVronsky fears a duel, but after reading Karenin’s letter to Anna he doesn’t know how to reactoVronsky thinks about Serpukhovskoy’s advice to him but he knows he cannot tell AnnaoHe advises Anna to abandon Seyozha, her son with Karenin, and put an end to the humiliating situation by obtaining a divorceoAnna start sobbing, saying she is not humiliated but proudoKarenin delivers a speech before the commission on the relocation of the Russian native tribes, and it is a successoAnna goes to her home in St. Petersburg to talk with her husbandoShe affirms to him that she is the one at fault but says she cannot change anythingoKarenin makes only one demand, that Vronsky never set foot in his homeoAnna and Karenin partoLevin has come to loathe the farm work he once enjoyed
oHe feels worn down from his unending struggle with the peasants over their reluctance toadopt new technological innovations for farmingoMore tormenting in the nearby presence of Kitty at Yergushovo; Levin yearns to see her but feels he cannotoDolly tries to lure Levin to visit – and encounter Kitty – by requesting to borrow a saddle from himo

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