Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This dark drama, based on Dostoyevsky's novella, chronicles the exploits of a jealous widower who is enraged to discover that his child is really the product of a union between his wife and her secret lover. For revenge, the widower forces the lover to take the child. Unfortunately, the child dies, and both men feel horribly guilty. The widower is so angry that he wants to kill the lover. Instead, he simply wanders away.
child, death, death-in-family, extramarital-affair, father, guilt, husband, letter, lover, man, paternity, revenge, suffering, widow/widower, wife