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Big Read: The Death of Ivan Ilyich

A guide to online resources in English about Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilyich"

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Leo Tolstoy: An Annotated Bibliography of English Languages Sources from 1978 to 2003 Leo Tolstoy: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources to 1978

Egan, David R.; Egan, Melinda A. An annotated bibliography of English language sources to 1978. New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1979.

Call number 891.73 T58 AEg1

Egan, David R.; Egan, Melinda A. An Annotated bibliography of English language sources, 1978 to 2003. New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Call number: 891.73 T58 AEg1l


Sometimes the easiest approach is not the most obvious one. With Tolstoy the vast amount of material about him makes it difficult to find what you need in many cases. If you find you are having difficulty, you might want to look at these two bibliographies. Both will be on reserve in the Slavic Library, Room 225 of the Main Library.

These two sources are organized by subject. If you were looking for Tolstoy's political activity you could consult the section entitled "History, Government". A sample page from that section is pictured below.

Egan, 1979, p. 209.

If the first item were of interest you would search the ORR by clicking on the "Journals and Newspapers" tab and then entering the title of the journal you need, in this case Times Literary Supplement.

ORR journal search

Such a search will return the following list:

ORR journal search

Now, if you click on the last link, you will connect to the full-text of the journal Times Literary Supplement:

I have entered the brief article title for this search which returns a record like the following:

Now, to see the full text, all you need do is click on "View Facsimile".


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