The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich


  • Release: 2020-04-14
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
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  • File: PDF, 68 page
  • ISBN: 9781504062336
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A successful man must face the terror of his own mortality in this masterful nineteenth-century Russian novella by the author of War and Peace. In his later years, Leo Tolstoy began to contemplate the inescapable realities of mortality—its terrifying mystery, its many indignities, and the way it forces one to look back on the legacy and regrets of one’s life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich, widely considered the masterpiece of Tolstoy’s late career, is both a deeply insightful meditation on the final months of a man’s life, and an unsparing critique of conventional middle-class life in nineteenth-century Russia. Ivan Ilyich, a prosperous high-court judge, spends his days pursuing social advancement among his peers and avoiding his loveless marriage. But when a seemingly innocuous injury signals the beginning of a terminal illness, Ilyich begins to see the true worth of his life with tragic clarity.

Death of Ivan Ilych

Death of Ivan Ilych


  • Release: 2018-01-01
  • Publisher: Alma Books
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  • File: PDF, 165 page
  • ISBN: 9781847492388
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The judge Ivan Ilyich Golovin has spent his life in the pursuit of wealth and status, devoting himself obsessively to work and often neglecting his family in the process. When, after a small accident, he fails to make the expected recovery, it gradually becomes clear that he is soon to die. Ivan Ilyich then starts to question the futility and barrenness of his previous existence, realizing to his horror, as he grapples with the meaning of life and death, that he is totally alone.Included in this volume is another celebrated novella by Tolstoy, The Devil, which addresses the conflicts between desire, social norms and personal conscience, providing at the same time a further exploration of human fear and obsession.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
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  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 1840224533
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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 Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories


  • Release: 2015-01-08
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
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  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780191649059
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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

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
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  • File: PDF, 499 page
  • ISBN: 9780307268815
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A new translation of the writer's most significant works of short fiction with autobiographical and moral themes, including "Hadji Murat" and "The Devil."

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych


  • Release: 2011-05-17
  • Publisher: Melville House
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  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781612190808
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There is no explanation. Written eight years after the publication of Anna Karenina—a time during which, despite the global success of his novels, Leo Tolstoy renounced fiction in favor of religious and philosophical tracts—The Death of Ivan Ilych represents perhaps the most keenly realized melding of Tolstoy’s spirituality with his artistic skills. Here in a vibrant new translation, the tale of a judge who slowly comes to understand that his illness is fatal was inspired by Tolstoy’s observation at his local train station of hundreds of shackled prisoners being sent off to Siberia, many for petty crimes. When he learned that the sentencing judge had died, Tolstoy was roused to consider the judge’s thoughts during his final days—a study on the acceptance of mortality only deepened by the death, during its writing, of one of Tolstoy’s own young children. The final result is a magisterial story, both chilling and beguiling in the fullness of its empathy, its quotidian detail, and the beauty of its prose, and is, as many have claimed it to be, one of the most moving novellas ever written. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych


  • Release: 2016-07-15
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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  • File: PDF, 68 page
  • ISBN: 1535295171
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Ivan Ilyich (Ilyich is a patronymic, his surname is Golovin) is a highly regarded official of the Court of Justice, described by Tolstoy as, "neither as cold and formal as his elder brother nor as wild as the younger, but was a happy mean between them-an intelligent, polished, lively, and agreeable man."[3] As the story progresses, he becomes more and more introspective and emotional as he ponders the reason for his agonizing illness and death. Praskovya Fedorovna Golovin is Ivan's unsympathetic wife. She is characterized as self-absorbed and uninterested in her husband's struggles unless they directly affect her personally."

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich


  • Release: 2006-10
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
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  • File: PDF, 100 page
  • ISBN: 9781425001988
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A masterpiece in which Tolstoy's writing prowess reaches its zenith. It focusses on a subject close to human life - death. The issue is introduced through the character of a high court judge who recognizes, after death stares him in the face, that his life has been pointless and devoid of meaning. Moving and insightful!

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych


  • Release: 2014-09-01
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
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  • File: PDF, 122 page
  • ISBN: 1501029037
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Tolstoy begins The Death of Ivan Ilyich with the protagonist's death and moves backward from there. The novel opens with Peter Ivanovich reading about the death of his fellow judge and friend Ivan Ilyich, who has just died at the age of forty-five. Peter is with a group of legal representatives during a break in a trial as he glances through the obituaries. With the news of their colleague's death, each man thinks about how Ivan's passing might benefit them. None of them are looking forward to visiting the family to pay their respects. It is just a social obligation. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.