New translations of Tolstoy’s best shorter work by the award-winning Boris Dralyuk, acclaimed translator of Babel’s Odessa Stories and Red Cavalry
Follows on from the success of Pushkin’s two other Essential Stories collections, The Beauties and The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man
An updated look at one of the most admired writers in history, shifting the focus on to his more accessible, shorter work
Contains four stories: The Death of Ivan Ilyich; Pace-setter: The Story of a Horse; Three Deaths; and Alyosha the Pot
• “Gratifying and timely.”—Times Literary Supplement
• “When literature has a Tolstoy, it is easy and gratifying to be a writer. Even if you are aware that you have never accomplished anything, you don’t feel so bad, because Tolstoy accomplishes enough for everyone”—Anton Chekhov
• “The greatest of all novelists”—Virginia Woolf
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