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Death of Ivan Ilyich
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Publication date June 1, 1981
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553210354
ISBN-10 0553210351
Dimensions 0.25 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $6.95
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Summary
A middle-aged high-court judge who had never thought about his own mortality, Ivan Ilyich must readjust his thinking when he learns he has a terminal illness. Reissue.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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