The death of Ivan Ilyich

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Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?This short novel was the artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life, a nine-year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction. A thoroughly absorbing and, at times, terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death, it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation.
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auth_author2 Garnett, Constance, 1861-1946., Pevear, Richard, 1943-, Prebble, Simon., Shaw-Parker, David, 1954-, Volokhonsky, Larissa.
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display_description Ivan Ilych, a peaceful public official in the Russian provinces, has his life permanently changed by a serious illness which no doctor can accurately diagnose. Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. From world-renowned novelist Leo Tolstoy comes this story of a worldly careerist who must consider death for the first time and examine his own mortality. With a superb translation by Lynn Solotaroff, it features an introduction by Ronald Blythe.
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title_display The death of Ivan Ilyich
title_full The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The death of Ivan Ilyich / Leo Tolstoy ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; introduction by by Richard Pevear, The death of Ivan Ilyich / by Leo Tolstoy ; introduction by Ronald Blythe : translated by Lynn Solotaroff, The death of Ivan Ilyich [electronic resource] / Leo Tolstoy, The death of Ivan Ilyich [electronic resource] Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
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