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Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0307268810

ISBN-13: 9780307268815

Edition: 2009

Authors: Leo Tolstoy, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy

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A new, vibrant translation of Tolstoy's most important short fiction, by the acclaimed translating team whoseWar and Peacewas a triumphant best seller. These incandescent stories from the mature authorsome autobiographical, others moral parables, and all imaginative, transcendent, and evocatively drawninclude "Hadji Murat," which Harold Bloom called "the best story in the world"; "The Devil," a tale of sexual obsession based on Tolstoy's own relationship with a married peasant woman on his estate in the years before his marriage; the celebrated title story, an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption; and seven others. Pevear and Volokhonsky's translation…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Tolstoy's life was defined by moral and artistic seeking and by conflict with himself and his surroundings. Of the old nobility, he began by living the usual, dissipated life of a man of his class; however, his inner compulsion for moral self-justification led him in a different direction. In 1851 he became a soldier in the Caucasus and began to publish even while stationed there (Childhood [1852] and other works). Even more significant were his experiences during the Crimean War: the siege of Sevastopol provided the background for his sketches of human behavior in battle in the Sevastopol Stories (1855--56). After the war, Tolstoy mixed for a time with St. Petersburg literary society,…    

Larissa Volohonsky has produced acclaimed translations of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, & Bulgakov. The translation of "The Brothers Karamazov" won the 1991 PEN Book of the Month Club translation prize.

Richard Pevear has produced acclaimed translations of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, & Bulgakov. The translation of "The Brothers Karamazov" won the 1991 PEN Book of the Month Club translation prize.

Introduction
The Prisoner of the Caucasus
The Diary of a Madman
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
The Kreutzer Sonata
The Devil
Master and Man
Father Sergius
After the Ball
The Forged Coupon
Alyosha the Pot
Hadji Murat
Glossary Of Caucasian Mountaineer Words
Notes