The Kreutzer Sonata
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2012
Duration: 3 hours 31 minutes
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.
Praise for The Death of Ivan Ilyich: "Written more than a century ago, Tolstoy's work still retains the power of a contemporary novel."—Publishers Weekly