The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 111 x 161 x 10mm | 99g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0241251761
  • 9780241251768
  • 13,030

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"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." --Andr� Alexis, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
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About Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was born in 1828 in the Tula province. He studied at the University of Kazan, then led a life of pleasure until 1851 when he joined an artillery regiment in the Caucasus. He established his reputation as a writer with The Sebastopol Sketches (1855-6). After a period in St Petersburg and abroad, he married, had thirteen children, managed his vast estates in the Volga Steppes and wrote War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). A Confession (1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life, and in 1901 he was excommuincated by the Russian Holy Synod. He died in 1910, in the course of a dramatic flight from home, at the railway station of Astapovo.
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