by Leo TolstoyThree great stories offer profound insights into human behavior and motivation. Title story plus "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" and "The Death of Ivan Ilych." Explanatory footnotes. he Kreutzer Sonata is a story that should be required reading for all considering marriage. After hearing the various theories on love by his fellow passengers on a train, a man blurts out that he killed his wife because of jealousy and then relates the story of how he came to such an extreme action.