The Lady with the Pet Dog - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Anna begins to visit Gurov in Moscow. She tells her husband that she goes to consult a doctor about an internal complaint. Her husband believes her and does not believe her. It does not matter much to Anna.

One day, Gurov takes his daughter to school on his way to see Anna. It occurs to him the he has two lives. One is open, seen and known, and the other is secret. He realizes that he does everything deceitfully in his unconcealed "true" life to conceal the truth that his secret life is the real him.

Gurov reaches Anna's hotel, and when she lets him in she is crying. He sits down in an armchair to wait out her emotional outburst. He rings for tea as she cries bitterly from "the miserable consciousness that their life was so hard for them." He begs...

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