The Kreutzer Sonata

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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100095471
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481546140
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
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One of the world's greatest novelists, Leo Tolstoy was also the author of a number of superb short stories, one of his best-known being "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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CD
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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD297
Released: Jun 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843793564
eAudio
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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100028507
Released: Jun 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629549633
eBook
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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Product Number EB00162458
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780307432353

Professional reviews

"Simon Prebble must summon all of his formidable talents as a narrator to convey the tangled logic and morbid self-loathing of Pozdnyshev, the main character in Leo Tolstoy's 1890 novella. A chance encounter with a stranger aboard a train prompts Pozdnyshev to recount the convoluted history of his marriage while revealing much about the nature of marriage among the landed gentry of his time. Prebble succeeds admirably at presenting Pozdnyshev as both an astute social critic and an overprivileged and slightly unhinged egomaniac who misinterprets everything he sees. Is his wife a long suffering victim or a calculating adulteress? Is he the manipulator or the manipulated? Are his actions justified? Prebble's finely tuned interpretation leaves the answers up to us. L.X. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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