The Kreutzer Sonata
Just finished reading Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata (in the original) - what a disappointment. Pity, because I've always enjoyed Tolstoy's fiction.
The language seems forced, the characters are one dimensional, like something out of a medieval allegory. The story was censored for its 'racy-ness' but frankly, I don't see anything revolutionary about it. Perhaps the ideas were truly novel one hundred years ago.