The Kreutzer Sonata
When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner, his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder. Controversial upon publication in 1890, The Kreutzer Sonata illuminates Tolstoy’s then-feverish Christian ideals, his conflicts with lust and... show more
When Marshal of the Nobility Pozdnyshev suspects his wife of having an affair with her music partner, his jealousy consumes him and drives him to murder. Controversial upon publication in 1890, The Kreutzer Sonata illuminates Tolstoy’s then-feverish Christian ideals, his conflicts with lust and the hypocrisies of nineteenth-century marriage, and his thinking on the role of art and music in society.In her Introduction, Doris Lessing shows how relevant The Kreutzer Sonata is to our understanding of Tolstoy the artist, as well as to feminism and literature. This Modern Library Paperback Classic also contains Tolstoy’s Sequel to the Kruetzer Sonata.
Publish date: September 9th 2003
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Well, what a strange little book this turned out to be from the master. Is it a good read? Yes, it is. Structured around a series of short chapters and incidents, it's just right for the shot-away modern attention span (surely, the novella is the perfect form for our age?) You know what's coming, al...
You know how, when you are fond of someone, you always find a way to defend their reasoning, however weird or distorted it might appear. Well, I have this same issue with Tolstoy.He lived in a society in which sex, marriage and children were interlinked, and love was just a bonus. Nowadays, we like ...
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The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Tolstoy. The book is about a jealous husband who overwhelmed by passions kills his wife. The book is told from the perspective of that husband who also describes to a stranger on a railway carriage his theory of where the sexual passions should place in a happy ...
This was a short, depressing story about a man trying to explain why it was ok that he had killed his wife. He basically tells his story to a stranger sitting on a train and explains his thoughts on things like love is not something real and not a part of marriage, women are bad, children are probl...