Listen to “Anna Karenina” in Russian.
Each chapter of the novel is narrated in Russian and comes with a short summary of the chapter in English.
Here you will find the transcript of the “summary chapters” and original text in Russian.
Prince Shtcherbatsky says that Levin is thousand times better than Vronsky because Vronsky is one of those dandies, fops, from St-Petersburg, they are mass-produced, all on one pattern and all rubbish.
Kitty and Vronsky start dancing and when the music stops Kitty looks into his face which is so close and for several years afterward that look full of love to which he doesn’t make any response, fills her heart with an agony of shame...
In this chapter, we jump back in time and join Konstantin Levin. He has just left the Shtcherbatskys’ house, upset of course with being rejected by Kitty, but he blames himself for that. “Why would she choose him?” - he says to himself. “Him, who is not wanted by anybody or any use to anybody.”