The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

In these six late stories Tolstoy explores human relationships and moral choices, raising profound questions about life in gripping fictional form.

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199669880

Category: Fiction

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"No one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied." As Ivan Ilyich lies dying he begins to re-evaluate his life, searching for meaning that will make sense of his sufferings. In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" and the other works in this volume, Tolstoy conjures characters who, tested to the limit, reveal glorious and unexpected reserves of courage or baseness of a near inhuman kind. Two vivid parables and "The Forged Coupon", a tale of criminality, explore class relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the connection between an ethical life and worldly issues. In "Master and Workman" Tolstoy creates one of his most gripping dramas about human relationships put to the test in an extreme situation. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is an existential masterpiece, a biting satire that recounts with extraordinary power the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy's moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Tolstoy wrote many masterly short stories, and this volume contains four of the longest and best in distinguished translations that have stood the test of time.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224535

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Tolstoy wrote many masterly short stories, and this volume contains four of the longest and best in distinguished translations that have stood the test of time.


The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories

Murder, greed, lust, vanity, love-four of Tolstoy's most famous and essential stories in one volume.

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451528803

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Murder, greed, lust, vanity, love-four of Tolstoy's most famous and essential stories in one volume.


The Death of Ivan Ilych Annotated

The novella tells the story of the death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia. Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible".

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich, first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. The novella tells the story of the death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

This edition brings together Tolstoy’s 1886 masterpiece and several shorter works that connect with it in thought-provoking ways.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770486542

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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This edition brings together Tolstoy’s 1886 masterpiece and several shorter works that connect with it in thought-provoking ways. The stories are accompanied by a fascinating selection of contextual materials, including nineteenth-century reviews, excerpts from Tolstoy’s letters concerning death, excerpts from a pamphlet he wrote after witnessing the slaughtering of livestock, and a portfolio of relevant photographs. As well as crafting fresh translations both of the stories themselves and of the background materials, Kirsten Lodge has provided an illuminating introduction and helpful annotations.



The Death of Ivan Ilyich the Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

This novel tells a story of life and death related to Ivan Ilyich, a high court judge in St. Petersburg. This is a masterpiece of Tolstoy's late fiction and many people have different interpretation on its end.

Author: Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Publisher: Lits

ISBN: 9781609421342

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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This novel tells a story of life and death related to Ivan Ilyich, a high court judge in St. Petersburg. This is a masterpiece of Tolstoy's late fiction and many people have different interpretation on its end. The Kreutzer Sonata was published in 1889 and immediately censored by the Russian government. The work is related to sexual abstinence. The other stories included are Ivan the Fool, A Lost Opportunity, Polikushka or the Lot of a Wicked Court Servant, and The Candle.


The Devil and Other Stories

'It is impossible to explain why Yevgeny chose Liza Annenskaya, as it is always impossible to explain why a man chooses this and not that woman.' This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606138

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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'It is impossible to explain why Yevgeny chose Liza Annenskaya, as it is always impossible to explain why a man chooses this and not that woman.' This collection of eleven stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as 'The Snowstorm', 'Lucerne', 'The Diary of a Madman', and 'The Devil' are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious questioning that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy. 'Strider' and 'Father Sergy', as well as reflecting Tolstoy's own experiences, also reveal profound psychological insights. These stories range over much of the Russian world of the nineteenth century, from the nobility to the peasantry, the military to the clergy, from merchants and cobblers to a horse and a tree. Together they present a fascinating picture of Tolstoy's skill and artistry. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Tolstoy wrote The Death of Ivan Ilyich. (1886) while emerging from the intense spiritual struggle that led to his conversion to Christianity.

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Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442942223

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Tolstoy wrote The Death of Ivan Ilyich. (1886) while emerging from the intense spiritual struggle that led to his conversion to Christianity. The novella was hailed by intellectuals such as Gandhi and Vladimir Nabokov. Ivan Ilych Golovin, is a high-court judge in St. Petersburg facing the threat of a terminal disease and the worthlessness of his past life. Tolstoy depicts the protagonist rising to spiritual heights as his health continuously declines.

The Death of Ivan Ilych

Leo Tolstoy's classic life-affirming tale of denial and acceptance, The Death of Ivan Ilych'СÐ1⁄4ÐμÑÑÑ ÐÐ2аÐ1⁄2а ÐлÑÐ ̧Ñа is presented for the first time in English-Russian parallel text, complete and ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055741833X

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Leo Tolstoy's classic life-affirming tale of denial and acceptance, The Death of Ivan Ilych'СÐ1⁄4ÐμÑÑÑ ÐÐ2аÐ1⁄2а ÐлÑÐ ̧Ñа is presented for the first time in English-Russian parallel text, complete and unabridged. Ivan Ilych learns of his impending death. How he deals with it and his glorious realization at the end are examples of Tolstoy's great insights into the human experience'filled with the author's vigorous style that has resonated with readers for over a century. Chapter illustrations feature the artwork of Tolstoy's contemporary, artist Ilya Yefimovich Repin.The Bilingual Library presents the world's classics in parallel text. Each page in the original language is mirrored by its English translation on the facing page. Series editor D. Bannon is a member of the American Literary Translators Association and the American Translators Association.

The Raid and Other Stories

This collection of Tolstoy's stories includes "Sevastopol," "Two Hussars," "Albert," "What Men Live By," "Master and Man," "How Much Land Does a Man Need?," "The Death of Ivan Ilych," "The Three Hermits," and the title piece.

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192838087

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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This collection of Tolstoy's stories includes "Sevastopol," "Two Hussars," "Albert," "What Men Live By," "Master and Man," "How Much Land Does a Man Need?," "The Death of Ivan Ilych," "The Three Hermits," and the title piece.

The Kreutzer Sonata

In the title story of this exquisite collection, named for one of Beethoven's most intricate works, Tolstoy crafts a tale of murder and jealousy, using it to explore the morality of romantic love.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775459055

Category: Fiction

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Renowned Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was never one to shy away from complex or unpopular ideas. In the title story of this exquisite collection, named for one of Beethoven's most intricate works, Tolstoy crafts a tale of murder and jealousy, using it to explore the morality of romantic love. Fans of classic literature will not be disappointed.

How Much Land Does A Man Need

Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910).

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397756

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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'Although he feared death, he could not stop. 'If I stopped now, after coming all this way - well, they'd call me an idiot!' A pair of short stories about greed, charity, life and death from one of Russia's most influential writers and thinkers. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Tolstoy's works available in Penguin Classics are Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth,The Cossacks and Other Stories, The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories, What is art?, Resurrection, The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, Master and Man and Other Stories, How Much Land Does A Man Need? & Other Stories, A Confession and Other Religious Writings and Last steps: The Late Writings of Leo Tolstoy.


The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Cossacks Happy Ever After

Also included in this volume are "Family Happiness," an early work that traces the arc of a marriage; "The Kreutzer Sonata," a frank tale of sexual love that shocked readers when it first appeared; and "Hadji Murá d," Tolstoy' s final ...

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140445084

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Chief among Tolstoy' s shorter works is "The Death of Ivan Ilych," a masterful meditation on the act of dying. The first major fictional work published by Tolstoy after a mid-life psychological crisis, this novella reflects the author' s struggle to find meaning in life, a challenge Tolstoy resolved by developing a religious philosophy based on brotherly love, mutual support, and charity. These guiding principles are the dominant moral themes in "The Death of Ivan Ilych," an account of the spiritual conversion of a judge-- an ordinary, unthinking, vulgar man-- in the face of his terrible fear about death. Also included in this volume are "Family Happiness," an early work that traces the arc of a marriage; "The Kreutzer Sonata," a frank tale of sexual love that shocked readers when it first appeared; and "Hadji Murá d," Tolstoy' s final masterpiece about power politics, intrigue, and colonial conquest.

Nineteenth century Russian Literature in English

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Publisher: Ardis Publishers

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Catalogs items published from the 1890s through 1986 covering both general topics and 69 writers. The bibliographies of individual writers are divided into sections on translations and on criticism. The translations include collected works, other books, and publications in anthologies and journals.