The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories


Translator:
Notes by:
Translator:
Notes by:
Introduction by: Donna Orwin

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449600
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Our ambitious program of new Tolstoy editions continues with two collections of powerful stories



The violent spiritual crisis in Tolstoy?s life that inspired his last period of creativity produced the stories in this compelling and startling collection. They portray the multifaceted nature of desire, from idealistic romance to sexual jealousy, from desperate lust to relentless longing. ?The K reutzer Sonata? caused a public sensation with its indictment of so-called Christian marriage, a theme echoed in ?Family Happiness.? In ?The Devil,? a young man finds it impossible to resist a beautiful peasant woman with whom he had an affair before his marriage. And ?Father Sergius? shows a man going to increasingly desperate ends in order to avoid the temptations of the flesh.

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy, Translator: David McDuff, Notes by: David McDuff, Translator: Paul Foote, Notes by: Paul Foote, Introduction by: Donna Orwin

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