Today we will post here the download link of a short novel. Its title is The Kreutzer Sonata. The author was the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. It first published in 1889. After publication, it became controversial and the Russian censors banned this work without delay. The reason was its radical arguments of love, marriage and sexual abstinence.
A short review of The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
This novel is an interesting read, but it might be disturbing for some readers. Just like Tolstoy’s other writings, the themes of this novella are also, disparities between the sexes and fruitless marriages. Tolstoy smartly presents the narrative of a marital relationship that’s base is money, external appearance, sexual attraction and social status. It is pro-religion, full of anger and bitterness against the desires between the sexes and may be anti-birth control.
The main character of the story is Pozdnyshev. During a train journey he hears a conversation between his fellow passengers. They talk about the true love and rights of the women for love marriage. At that moment he joins their discussion. Then he recounts the events of his love, marital life and his killing of his own wife. Readers will see that how his unprovoked envy spoiled his mind and he destroyed his relationship that’s base was true love. Further, he also tries to explain the reasons of his brutal act which are animal excesses and disgusting sexual desires.
The majority of the readers will find it difficult to agree with the themes that the author has presented in this novel. According to his opinion, sex is a bad act. Except for the purpose of creation, doing sex for any reason is a nasty thing. Men often abuse women for their disgusting desires. People should follow the principle of abstinence and celibacy.
At the end of this review, we have to say that the author has written The Kreutzer Sonata very well. In spite of the fact that the story is dark and resentful, but it is a recommended read.
Download links of The Kreutzer Sonata
This work is in the public domain. We have posted its link below. After download just unzip and enjoy your required format.