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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

Leo Tolstoy
Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Edited by Andrew Kahn

January 2015

ISBN: 9780199669882

272 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

In these six late stories Tolstoy explores human relationships and moral choices, raising profound questions about life in gripping fictional form. 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is an existential masterpiece, a harrowing tale of the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. Newly translated, and with a wide-ranging Introduction.

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In these six late stories Tolstoy explores human relationships and moral choices, raising profound questions about life in gripping fictional form. 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is an existential masterpiece, a harrowing tale of the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. Newly translated, and with a wide-ranging Introduction.

  • A new translation of one of Tolstoy's most famous novellas, together with five other late, great stories.
  • A unique selection of tales on moral themes which together explore philosophical and social questions in the most powerful, universal fashion, demonstrating Tolstoy's artistry and deepest concerns.
  • 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is rightly regarded as a masterpiece, a searing depiction of mortality translated here with accuracy and sensitivity.
  • The wide-ranging Introduction draws on important new research on the impact of philosophy and science on Tolstoy's view of what it means to be human; it considers the historical and social context of the works, their thematic concerns, and their qualities of form and characterization.
  • The edition includes a useful chronology, up-to-date bibliography, and notes.

About the Author(s)

Leo Tolstoy

Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Edited by Andrew Kahn, University of Oxford

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 (2006) and Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence (OUP, 2008, pbk 2012). For Oxford World's Classics he has edited Pushkin's The Queen of Spades and Other Stories, Montesquieu's Persian Letters. and Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text and Translation
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Leo Tolstoy
    The Two Old Men
    How Much Land Does a Man Need?
    The Forged Coupon
    Master and Workman
    Alyosha Pot
    The Death of Ivan Ilyich
    Explanatory Notes