How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth? This novella 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.
Also included in this volume are "The Forged Coupon," "After the Dance," "My Dream," "There Are No Guilty People," and "The Young Tsar."
The Death of Ivan Ilyich has a good message and was an ok story. The others were just kind of odd and hard to get into.
What disappointed you about The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories?
The story was drawn out and difficult to ascertain what the moral of the story was. The character names sounded very similar to each other so the story was a little hard to follow at times
What could Leo Tolstoy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Have very different names for the characters
Would you listen to another book narrated by George K. Wilson?
What character would you cut from The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories?
Any additional comments?
Some of the other stories I was surprised when they ended...there was no definite conclusion.
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