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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Short Stories (1889)
by Leo Tolstoy
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486278050, Paperback)
"The Kreutzer Sonata" portrays an intense conflict between sexual desire and moral constraint. "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" is a simple, moving tale of peasant life with a moral lesson; the hero of "The Death of Ivan Ilych," after a lifetime of struggle, finds faith and love only as he faces death. Explanatory footnotes.
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Collection of four Tolstoy short stories including one of his best known: The Kreutzer Sonata. This macabre story involves the murder of a wife by her husband. It is a penetrating study of jealousy as well as a piercing complaint about the way in which society educates men and women in matters of sex-- a serious condemnation of the mores and attitudes of the wealthy, educated class.
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