Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy inits own way.
Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys' house. The wifehad discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue witha French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and shehad announced to her husband that she could not go on living inthe same house with him. This position of affairs had now lastedthree days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but allthe members of their family and household, were painfullyconscious of it. Every person in the house felt that there wasno sense in their living together, and that the stray peoplebrought together by chance in any inn had more in common with oneanother than they, the members of the family and household of theOblonskys. The wife did not leave her own room, the husband hadnot been at home for three days. The children ran wild all ove