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The Resource The death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy

The death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy

Label
The death of Ivan Ilyich
Title
The death of Ivan Ilyich
Statement of responsibility
Leo Tolstoy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Hailed as one of the world's masterpieces of psychological realism, 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? The first part of the story portrays Ivan Ilyich's colleagues and family after he has died as they discuss the effect of his death on their careers and fortunes. In the second part, Tolstoy reveals the life of the man whose death seems so trivial. The perfect bureaucrat, Ilyich treasured his orderly domestic and office routine. Diagnosed with an incurable illness, he at first denies the truth but is influenced by the simple acceptance of his servant boy, and he comes to embrace the boy's belief that death is natural and not shameful. He comforts himself with happy memories of childhood and gradually realizes that he has ignored all his inner yearnings as he tried to do what was expected of him. Will Ilyich be able to come to terms with himself before his life ebbs away? This short novel was the artistic culmination of a profound spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's own life, a nine-year period following the publication of Anna Karenina during which he wrote not a word of fiction. A thoroughly absorbing glimpse into the abyss of death, it is also a strong testament to the possibility of finding spiritual salvation
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AU@
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1828-1910
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Tolstoy, Leo
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
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Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Simon Prebble
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Prebble, Simon
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  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Death
  • Judges
  • Russia
  • Death
  • Judges
  • Russia
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
  • English translation of the Russian Smertʹ Ivana Ilʹicha
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1017745870
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 CDs (2 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538459546
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZE6404
Special playback characteristics
not applicable
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1017745870
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
  • English translation of the Russian Smertʹ Ivana Ilʹicha
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1017745870
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 CDs (2 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538459546
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZE6404
Special playback characteristics
not applicable
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1017745870
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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