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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.