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The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Leo Tolstoy and David Goldfarb and David Goldfarb




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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Death of Ivan Illych and Other Stories&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RElizabeth Gaskell&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
    New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&RChief among &&LB&&RTolstoy&&L/B&&R's shorter works is &&LI&&RThe Death of Ivan Ilych&&L/I&&R, a masterful meditation on the act of dying. The first major fictional work published by Tolstoy after a mid-life psychological crisis, this novella reflects the author's struggle to find meaning in life, a challenge Tolstoy resolved by developing a religious philosophy based on brotherly love, mutual support, and charity. These guiding principles are the dominant moral themes in &&LI&&RThe Death of Ivan Ilych&&L/I&&R, an account of the spiritual conversion of a judge--an ordinary, unthinking, vulgar man--in the face of his terrible fear about death. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&RAlso included in this volume are &&LI&&RFamily Happiness&&L/I&&R, an early work that traces the arc of a marriage; &&LI&&RThe Kreutzer Sonata&&L/I&&R, a frank tale of sexual love that shocked readers when it first appeared; and &&LI&&RHadji Mur d&&L/I&&R, Tolstoy's final masterpiece about power politics, intrigue, and colonial conquest. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RDavid Goldfarb&&L/B&&R teaches Polish, Russian, and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University. He has written about Witold Gombrowicz, Bruno Schulz, Zbigniew Herbert, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Mikhail Lermontov, and Nikolai Gogol. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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Overview

&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Death of Ivan Illych and Other Stories&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RElizabeth Gaskell&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
    New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&RChief among &&LB&&RTolstoy&&L/B&&R's shorter works is &&LI&&RThe Death of Ivan Ilych&&L/I&&R, a masterful meditation on the act of dying. The first major fictional work published by Tolstoy after a mid-life psychological crisis, this novella reflects the author's struggle to find meaning in life, a challenge Tolstoy resolved by developing a religious philosophy based on brotherly love, mutual support, and charity. These guiding principles are the dominant moral themes in &&LI&&RThe Death of Ivan Ilych&&L/I&&R, an account of the spiritual conversion of a judge--an ordinary, unthinking, vulgar man--in the face of his terrible fear about death. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&RAlso included in this volume are &&LI&&RFamily Happiness&&L/I&&R, an early work that traces the arc of a marriage; &&LI&&RThe Kreutzer Sonata&&L/I&&R, a frank tale of sexual love that shocked readers when it first appeared; and &&LI&&RHadji Mur d&&L/I&&R, Tolstoy's final masterpiece about power politics, intrigue, and colonial conquest. &&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RDavid Goldfarb&&L/B&&R teaches Polish, Russian, and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University. He has written about Witold Gombrowicz, Bruno Schulz, Zbigniew Herbert, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Mikhail Lermontov, and Nikolai Gogol. &&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R


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  • ISBN-13: 9781593080693
  • ISBN-10: 1593080697
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Page Count: 400
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.26 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics

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