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Anna Karenina, Vol. 3

By Tolstoy, Leo

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Title: Anna Karenina, Vol. 3  
Author: Tolstoy, Leo
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Graf, L. T. (n.d.). Anna Karenina, Vol. 3. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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PART THREE: I. Sergei Ivanovich Koznishev wanted a rest from mental work, and instead of going abroad as he usually did, he came toward the end of May to stay in the country with his brother. In his judgment the best sort of life was a country life. He had come now to enjoy such a life at his brother's. Konstantin Levin was very glad to have him, especially as he did not expect his brother Nikolai that summer. But in spite of his affection and respect for Sergei Ivanovich, Konstantin Levin was uncomfortable with his brother in the country. It made him uncomfortable, and it even annoyed him, to see his brother's attitude to the country. To Konstantin Levin the country was the background of life—that is of pleasures, endeavors, labor; to Sergei Ivanovich the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to laxness—an antidote which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its salutariness. To Konstantin Levin the country was good because it afforded a field for labor, of the usefulness of which there could be no doubt; to Sergei Ivanovich the country was particularly good, because there it was possible and fitting to do nothing. Moreover, Sergei Ivanovich's attitude toward the people rather piqued Konstantin. Sergei Ivanovich used to say that he knew and liked the people, and he often talked to the peasants, which he knew how to do without affectation or condescension, and from every such conversation he would deduce general conclusions in favor of the people and in confirmation of his knowing them. Konstantin Levin did not like such an attitude toward the people. To Konstantin the people was simply the chief partner in the common labor, and in spite of all the respect and the love, almost like that of kinship, he had for the peasant (sucked in probably...

Table of Contents
· PART THREE · I. · II. · III. · IV. · V. · VI. · VII. · VIII. · IX. · X. · XI. · XII. · XIII. · XIV. · XV. · XVI. · XVII. · XVIII. · XIX.

 

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