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    The Death of Ivan Ilych (Paperback) By (author) Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Maude, Translated by Aylmer Maude

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    DescriptionThe Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy, is both rewarding and unsettling reading. Few novels treat dying as boldly. In this story Ivan Ilyich's life and death are plainly represented in a fashion that remarkably resembles the experience of many who are near death or the dying. What the novel puts on display in so satisfying and disconcerting a fashion is the remarkable inability or reluctance of most people to take part in the life of a person who is inevitably and rather immediately dying. Only one character in the novel has the goodness, humility and patience to care for a dying man, the rest scurry about and take care of their anticipated needs in the face of losing a loved one. This is a good book to read more than once. It remains a fine portrait of a bureaucrat whose family life does not entirely satisfy him and whose pursuit of a more meaningful life fails to cease even in sickness, when he understands that his mortality is soon to be demonstrated. A thought-provoking, excellent read.


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    Title
    The Death of Ivan Ilych
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Translated by Louise Maude, Translated by Aylmer Maude
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 78
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781481950619
    ISBN 10: 1481950614
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: VFJX
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T General Subject: 725
    LC classification: BF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 891.733
    BISAC V2.8: SEL010000
    Abridged Dewey: 155
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    10 January 2013
    Author Information
    Leo Tolstoy (1828 -1910) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.