The Kreutzer Sonata And Other Stories

Paperback | May 27, 2008

byLeo TolstoyTranslated byDavid McduffNotes byDavid Mcduff

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A collection of some of Tolstoy's most powerful 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.

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A collection of some of Tolstoy's most powerful powerful storiesThe 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 r...

Count Leo Tolstoy was born on September 9, 1828, in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. Orphaned at nine, he was brought up by an elderly aunt and educated by French tutors until he matriculated at Kazan University in 1844. In 1847, he gave up his studies and, after several aimless years, volunteered for military duty in the army, serving as a ju...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.78 × 5.12 × 0.8 inPublished:May 27, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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