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Death of Ivan Ilyich

Leo Tolstoy


ISBN: 9780241251768
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A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident...
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ISBN: 9780241251768
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A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident...

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A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident...

Publisher Description

'It is only a bruise' A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident... One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Author Biography

Count Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 at Yasnaya Polyana, in the Tula province, and educated privately. He studied Oriental languages and law at the University of Kazan, then led a life of pleasure until 1851 when he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus. He took part in the Crimean War and after the defence of Sebastopol he wrote The Sebastopol Sketches (1855-6), which established his reputation. After a period in St Petersburg and abroad, where he studied educational methods for use in his school for peasant children in Yasnaya Polyana, he married Sofya Andreyevna Behrs in 1862. The next fifteen years was a period of great happiness; they had thirteen children, and Tolstoy managed his vast estates in the Volga Steppes, continued his educational projects, cared for his peasants and wrote War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). A Confession (1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life; he became an extreme moralist and in a series of pamphlets after 1880 expressed his rejection of state and church, indictment of the weaknesses of the flesh and denunciation of private property. His teaching earned him numerous followers at home and abroad, but also much opposition, and in 1901 he was excommuincated by the Russian Holy Synod. He died in 1910, in the course of a dramamtic flight from home, at the small railway station of Astapovo.

Review

"The English-speaking world is indebted to these two translators." --Orlando Figes, The New York Review of Books

"Excellent. . . . The duo has managed to convey the rather simple elegance of Tolstoy's prose." --The New Criterion

"Pevear and Volokhonsky's new version is . . . flexible individuated, immediate." --The Nation

"Well translated. As a lover of Tolstoy's work, one couldn't ask for more, and I can't recommend it highly enough." --Andre Alexis, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Product Details

Author
Leo Tolstoy
Pages
128
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2016
ISBN-10
0241251761
ISBN-13
9780241251768
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2016-03-03
Series
Penguin Little Black Classics
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Russian
Edition
87th
Language
English
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