The Kreutzer Sonata


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(4 stars; 15 reviews)

Publication of The Kreutzer Sonata in 1889 was a significant intellectual event worldwide. Censored in Russia, it set off an explosive debate in Europe, America, and Asia on matters relating to sexual abstinence and the hypocrisy of marriage. The novella emphasizes Tolstoy's controversial view on sexuality, which asserts that physical desire is an obstacle to relations between men and women and may result in tragedy. The Kreutzer Sonata has been recognized as among the best examples of Tolstoy's art of storytelling.(Introduction by Dorlene Kaplan)

(3 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 12:32 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 02 10:21 Read by Dorlene Kaplan
Chapter 03 2:15 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 04 4:47 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 05 6:02 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 06 8:42 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 07 2:32 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 08 3:35 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 09 4:34 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 10 3:41 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 11 5:00 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 12 9:22 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 13 9:51 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 14 6:57 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 15 11:47 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 16 13:21 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 17 10:53 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 18 4:16 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 19 7:36 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 20 8:31 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 21 14:07 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 22 7:12 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 23 8:52 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 24 6:01 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 25 9:49 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 26 9:30 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 27 12:40 Read by Larry Caplan
Chapter 28 6:26 Read by Larry Caplan

Reviews

Pretty good reading and interesting story

(3.5 stars)

The readers took a little while to get used to for me, but did a really good job. The first half of the story was slow and very philosophical, the second half got a lot more interesting, emotionally enveloped, and dramatic

(4 stars)

This was another great Tolstoy novel, however I didn't entirely agree with the voice the reader chose for the main character.