The Kreutzer Sonata (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather's will and is one of the trustees of O'Brian's estate.

Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. She edited The Complete English Works of George Herbert and The Complete Short Stories of Evelyn Waugh for Everyman's Library.

Praise For…

“Moments of dramatic genius: a wracking vision of marriage as jealousy nourished, hatred voluptuously fed, rage taken for breakfast.”—Elizabeth Hardwick

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812968231
ISBN-10: 0812968239
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: September 9th, 2003
Pages: 128
Language: English