The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

byLeo Tolstoy

Paperback | February 8, 2015

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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 orbaseness 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 grippingdramas 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 expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Nicolas Pasternak Slater has translated several works by Boris Pasternak, most recently The Family Correspondence, 1921-1960 (Hoover Press, 2010). For Oxford World's Classics he has translated Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time. Andrew Kahn has written widely on Russian literature. His books include The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin (200...
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Title:The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:February 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Leo TolstoyThe Two Old MenHow Much Land Does a Man Need?The Forged CouponMaster and WorkmanAlyosha PotThe Death of Ivan IlyichExplanatory Notes