The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man

By Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy; Ann Pasternak Slater (Translator); Ann Pasternak Slater (Introduction by)
(Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375760990, 160pp.)

Publication Date: August 10, 2004

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Description
This new edition combines Tolstoy's most famous short tale, "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," with a less well known but equally brilliant gem, "Master and Man," both newly translated by Ann Pasternak Slater. Both stories confront death and the process of dying: In "Ivan Ilyich," a bureaucrat looks back over his life, which suddenly seems meaningless and wasteful, while in Master and Man, a landowner and servant must each confront the value of the other as they brave a devastating snowstorm. The quintessential Tolstoyan themes of mortality, spiritual redemption, and life's meaning are nowhere more movingly and deftly explored than in these two tales.
This unique edition also includes a critical Introduction and extensive notes by Ann Pasternak Slater, a Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford.

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather's will and is one of the trustees of O'Brian's estate.

Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. She edited The Complete English Works of George Herbert and The Complete Short Stories of Evelyn Waugh for Everyman's Library.

Ann Pasternak Slater is a Fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford. She edited The Complete English Works of George Herbert and The Complete Short Stories of Evelyn Waugh for Everyman's Library.
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