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Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

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ANNA KARENINA

by LEO TOLSTOY

Translated by Constance Garnett

Part One

Chapter 1

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in
its own way.

Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys' house. The wife had
discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a
French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she
had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in
the same house with him. This position of affairs had now lasted
three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all
the members of their family and household, were painfully
conscious of it. Every person in the house felt that there was no
sense in their living together, and that the stray people brought
together by chance in any inn had more in common with one another
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