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The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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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.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as "The modern Library of the world's Best Books". Its paperback series feature treasured classics, major translations of great works, and rediscoveries of keen literary and historical merit. Featuring introduc

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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On a train journey, Pozdnyshev tells his story to a stranger: how his relationship with his wife gradually deteriorated from one of love and passion to jealousy and resentfulness, culminating in a mad act of desperation while she practised Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata with her violin teacher. An uncompromising examination of lust, suspicion and infidelity which was once forbidden by censors in Russia and banned in the US due to its shocking content, Tolstoy’s controversial novella – here presented in a new translation, along with ‘The Prisoner of the Caucasus’, ‘Master and Man’ and ‘After the Ball’ – is now considered one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy’s late period.

The Kreutzer Sonata Variations

Author : Michael R. Katz
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Unprecedented in world literature, this extraordinary compilation contains a new translation of Lev Tolstoy’s controversial novella The Kreutzer Sonata, and for the first time makes available to English readers three dissenting “counterstories” written by Tolstoy’s wife and son in opposition to the original work.

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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"The Kreutzer Sonata" portrays an intense conflict between sexual desire and moral constraint. "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" is a simple, moving tale of peasant life with a moral lesson; the hero of "The Death of Ivan Ilych," after a lifetime of struggle, finds faith and love only as he faces death. Explanatory footnotes.

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories Illustrated

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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Named after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. The novella was published in 1889 and promptly censored by the Russian authorities. The work is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife; in his analysis, the root cause for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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... "Well, I am going then to tell you my life, and my whole frightful history - yes, frightful. And the story itself is more frightful than the outcome." He became silent for a moment, passed his hands over his eyes, and began: - "To be understood clearly, the whole must be told from the beginning. It must be told how and why I married, and what I was before my marriage. First, I will tell you who I am. The son of a rich gentleman of the steppes, an old marshal of the nobility, I was a University pupil, a graduate of the law school. I married in my thirtieth year. But before talking to you of my marriage, I must tell you how I lived formerly, and what ideas I had of conjugal life. I led the life of so many other so - called respectable people - that is, in debauchery. And like the majority, while leading the life of a debauche, I was convinced that I was a man of irreproachable morality. "The idea that I had of my morality arose from the fact that in my family there was no knowledge of those special debaucheries, so common in the surroundings of land-owners, and also from the fact that my father and my mother did not deceive each other. In consequence of this, I had built from childhood a dream of high and poetical conjugal life. My wife was to be perfection itself, our mutual love was to be incomparable, the purity of our conjugal life stainless. I thought thus, and all the time I marvelled at the nobility of my projects. ...

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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The title story is about a man whose sexual jealousy, inflamed by guilt, drives him to murder his wife.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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A novella and several short stories by Tolstoy are collected in this volume, including Kreutzer's Sonata, Ivan the Fool, A Lost Opportunity, Polikushka and The Candle.

Postlude to The Kreutzer Sonata

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The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : Lev Tolstoj
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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author : Graf Leo Tolstoy
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The present book 'The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories' is a compandium of many short stories and short novellas written by famous English fiction writer graf Leo Tolstoy.

The Kreutzer Sonata Etc

Author : Lev Nikolaevich TOLSTOI (Count.)
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The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : Margriet de Moor
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Introducing well-known blind music critic Marius van Vlooten to a pretty first violinist, a young musicologist witnesses their subsequent affair and turbulent marriage while relating the truth behind the critic's blindness. By the author of Duke of Egypt.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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Pozdnyshev and his wife have a turbulent relationship. When her beauty blossoms after the birth of their children, men begin to flock around her, and he becomes increasingly jealous. Convinced his wife is betraying him with a young musician, his overpowering suspicion drives him to ever more dangerous lengths. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love....

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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
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The Kreutzer Sonata

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Author : Edward Lear
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