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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Leo Tolstoy

Drawing on the experience of his own struggle to find enlightenment and a deeper spiritual understanding of life, Tolstoy in The Death of Ivan Ilyich takes us on the final journey towards death with Ivan Ilyich, who, falling victim to an incurable illness, ponders on his own life – its shallowness and lack of compassion, wondering what is the meaning of it all. At times sombre, at times satirical, Tolstoy’s novel raises questions about the way we live and how we should strive even at the end to seek final redemption. It is a powerful masterpiece of psychological exploration, and has influenced writers as diverse as Hemingway and Nabokov. Translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude.

Drawing on the experience of his own struggle to find enlightenment and a deeper spiritual understanding of life, Tolstoy in The Death of Ivan Ilyich takes us on the final journey towards death with Ivan Ilyich, who, falling victim to an incurable illness, ponders on his own life – its shallowness and lack of compassion, wondering what is the meaning of it all. At times sombre, at times satirical, Tolstoy’s novel raises questions about the way we live and how we should strive even at the end to seek final redemption. It is a powerful masterpiece of psychological exploration, and has influenced writers as diverse as Hemingway and Nabokov. Translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Drawing on the experience of his own struggle to find enlightenment and a deeper spiritual understanding of life, Tolstoy in The Death of Ivan Ilyich takes us on the final journey towards death with Ivan Ilyich, who, falling victim to an incurable illness, ponders on his own life – its shallowness and lack of compassion, wondering what is the meaning of it all. At times sombre, at times satirical, Tolstoy’s novel raises questions about the way we live and how we should strive even at the end to seek final redemption. It is a powerful masterpiece of psychological exploration, and has influenced writers as diverse as Hemingway and Nabokov. Translated by Aylmer and Louise Maude.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Oliver Ford Davies

Length:

2h 51m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:21