The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

By: Leo Tolstoy

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Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

This short novel was the artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life, a nine-year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction. A thoroughly absorbing and, at times, terrifying glimpse into the abyss of death, it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation.

Title: The Death Of Ivan Ilyich

Author Name: Leo Tolstoy

Categories: Classics&Literature,

Publisher: Bantam Classics: 1987

ISBN Number: 0553210351

ISBN Number 13: 9780553210354

Binding: MassMarket Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0134868