Something about Anna

07 Oct

Even the women in our story fall in love with Anna Arkadyevna.

In Part I, chapter twenty Kitty meets the Anna for the first time.

…before Kitty knew where she was she found herself not merely under Anna’s sway, but in love with her, as young girls do fall in love with older and married women.

Anna made quite the impression on Vronsky when they first met on the train in chapter eighteen.  Now Kitty’s smitten.

What is it about Anna that makes everyone fall in love with her?


Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Anna Karenina


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2 responses to “Something about Anna

  1. Norma carey

    October 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I don’t have an answer at the moment but I remember when I read it I shuddered to think what a modern day novelist might have turned this relationship into.

    • Christine

      October 8, 2012 at 7:03 am

      You’re right, Norma. Modern novelists would twist Anna’s relationships, wouldn’t they. Later on I noticed that even the Oblonsky nieces and nephews seem enthralled with their Aunt Anna.


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