The Kreutzer Sonata

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Modern Library, 2003 - Fiction - 95 pages
5 Reviews
In a violent rage against the dangers of lust, the hypocrisies of marriage, and the tragic consequences of misinforming young people, especially women, about the disturbing realities of sex, Tolstoy chokes out THE KREUTZER SONATA with palpable fury. Recounting a husband's addictions, sinister guilt, humiliation, and subsequent obsession with his wife, Tolstoy shows us in this brilliant, taut narrative just how destructive a partnership can be. THE KREUTZER SONATA is an example of Tolstoy's thoughts on spiritual crisis, Christianity, and sexuality, and an exquisite introduction to the great Russian writer. This edition will include the controversial SEQUEL TO THE KREUTZER SONATA.

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User Review  - Maegen Schmidt - Goodreads

Now before you get freak out, I don't hate Tolstoy's writing style. I read a short story by him several years ago and remember enjoying it and I definitely plan on reading his notable novels like "War ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pavel - Goodreads

Ludwig van Beethoven dedicated his 9th sonata to Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist. Later Kreutzer refused to play the sonata and treated it as "incomprehensible". Tolstoy wrote his jealousy ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Doris Lessing was born in Persia in 1919 to British parents, and grew up in Rhodesia. She has written more than twenty books, including the twentieth-century feminist classic The Golden Notebook and, most recently, The Sweetest Dream. She writes and lives in England.

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