Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle and Other Short Stories
Translator Louise and Aylmer Maude
First Written 1891
Genre Fiction
Origin Russia
Publisher Dover Thrift
ISBN-10 0486278050
My Copy throwaway paperback
First Read August 11, 2005

The Kreutzer Sonata



I'm re-reading this, and MAN it is so TOLSTOYish. I know that's kind of obvious, but yikes.

Noted on February 9, 2016

In the city the wretched feel less sad. One can live there a hundred years without being noticed, and be dead a long time before anybody will notice it.

Quoted on February 9, 2016

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. A handsome woman talks nonsense, you listen and hear not nonsense but cleverness. She says and does horrid things, and you see only charm. And if a handsome woman does not say stupid or horrid things, you at once persuade yourself that she is wonderfully clever and moral.

Quoted on February 9, 2016


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