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The Death of Ivan Ilyich : Little Black Classic

The Death of Ivan Ilyich : Little Black Classic

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Series: Penguin Little Black Classics
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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.


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)"

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241251768
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : January 2016
  • : 161mm X 111mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : Leo Tolstoy
  • : 891.733
  • : Paperback
  • : 128