Table of Contents:
The Kreutzer Sonata
Lesson of "The Kreutzer Sonata"
Ivan The Fool
A Lost Opportunity
Leo Tolstoy Biography
The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1889 and promptly censored by the Russian authorities. The work is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife; in his analysis, the root cause for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.