The Kreutzer Sonata: A Play In Four Acts by Fernand NoziereThe Kreutzer Sonata: A Play In Four Acts by Fernand Noziere

The Kreutzer Sonata: A Play In Four Acts

byFernand NoziereTranslated byFrank J. MorlockOtherLeo Tolstoy

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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This play, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's classic 1890 novel of the same name, focuses on the relationship between a husband and wife--Poznichev and his spouse, Laura. Poznichev gradually talks himself into believing that his young wife is having an affair with a friend of the family, in a sinister form of wish fulfillment. His insane jealousy destroys not just their relationship, but also each other. In the end he becomes a kind of Russian Othello, murdering the one he loves. The story gave Tolstoy--who was plagued with a troubled marriage of his own--an opportunity to express his view that chastity is the only proper relationship between men and women--that intimacy between men and women always results in social disaster, and that mankind can only perfect itself by rejecting sex altogether. His view was not widely adopted!

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Title:The Kreutzer Sonata: A Play In Four ActsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Wildside PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1434445542

ISBN - 13:9781434445544

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