RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenin”: Love and Jealously

“In her eyes Vronsky, with all his habits, ideas, desire – his whole spiritual and physical temperament could be summed up in one thing – love for women – and this love, which she felt ought to be wholly concentrated on her was diminishing. Therefore she reasoned, he must have transferred part of it to other woman, or to another woman, and she was jealous. She was not jealous of any particular woman but of his love. Not having as of yet an object for her jealously she was on the look-out for one. At the slightest provocation she transferred her jealously from one object to another. Now she was jealous of the low amours he might so easily enter into through his bachelor connexion; now it was society women he might meet: now she was jealous of some imaginary girl whom he might want to marry and for whose sake he would break from her.”

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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