The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Written By Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Publsiher : Unknown
  • Release : 01 April 2011
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
  • Pages : 80 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 37 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Death of Ivan Ilyich by author: Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy which was release on 01 April 2011 and published by Unknown with total page 80 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich begins shortly after Ivan Ilyich's death. A small group of legal professionals, court members, and a private prosecutor have gathered in a private room within the Law Courts, and while looking through a newspaper one of them reads the following; "Praskovya Fedorovna Golovina, with profound sorrow, informs relatives and friends of the demise of her beloved husband Ivan Ilyich Golovin, Member of the Court of Justice, which occurred on February the 4th of this year 1882. The funeral will take place on Friday at one o'clock in the afternoon." Immediately members of the group begin to think how Ilyich's passing will affect their positions and status; They thank God it didn't happen to them and ponder on the implications of how they might benefit from their colleagues demise, each one of them oblivious of the fact that death will come to them all. - The story takes us back and we see Ivan Ilyich in the prime of his life. He has studied law and is now a judge. He performs his work with a cold discipline and he is a social climber who has become devoid of emotion. He lacks empathy and any concern for his fellow man, seeking only to reach the top where he can look down upon his peers. One day Ivan has a fall whilst decorating his new house. He sustains an injury and although he doesn't know it, the injury will cause him to become ill and he will die as a result. During his illness he becomes bad tempered and bitter and refuses to believe he is coming to the end of his life. He gets little sympathy from his family and his only solace are his conversations with Gerasim, a peasant who stays by his bed and gives him honesty and kindness. Reflecting on his current situation and his past life Ivan's worldview begins to change. He realizes the higher he climbed in his noble profession the more unhappy he became, and looking back he realizes how meaningless his life had been. Slowly Ivan comes to term with his immanent death and finally he sees the light. He begins to feel sorry for those about him busying themselves living a life of habit unable to see how artificial their existence is and that they are not living a good life at all. Finally after his illumination he dies in a moment of exquisite happiness. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is Tolstoy's attack on the smug satisfaction of a middle and upper class population, who in his mind live artificial meaningless lives, lives of separateness unaware of their creator and what lies before them after death. Tolstoy's critic Vladimir Nabokov summed it up when he wrote; "The Tolstoyan formula is: Ivan lived a bad life and since the bad life is nothing but the death of the soul, then Ivan lived a living death; and since beyond death is God's living light, then Ivan died into a new life - Life with a capital L."

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Author : Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-04
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : Leo Tolstoy's novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich begins shortly after Ivan Ilyich's death. A small group of legal professionals, court members, and a private prosecutor have gathered in a private room within the Law Courts, and while looking through a newspaper one of them reads the following; "Praskovya Fedorovna ...

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  • Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : "No one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied." As Ivan Ilyich lies dying he begins to re-evaluate his life, searching for meaning that will make sense of his sufferings. In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" and the other works in this volume, Tolstoy conjures characters who, ...

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  • Publisher : AB Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-12
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : The Death of Ivan Ilyich was first published in 1886. It is a novella by Leo Tolstoy. It is one of Tolstoy's most celebrated pieces of late fiction. This work stems in part from Tolstoy's anguished intellectual and spiritual struggles which led to his conversion to Christianity. Central to the story ...

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Total pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : A successful man must face the terror of his own mortality in this masterful nineteenth-century Russian novella by the author of War and Peace. In his later years, Leo Tolstoy began to contemplate the inescapable realities of mortality—its terrifying mystery, its many indignities, and the way it forces one ...

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  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-03-14
  • Total pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-11-25
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," a middle-aged judge falls gravely ill and is shinned by his materialistic family; and in "Confession," Tolstoy charts his own religious evolution from his rejection of the Orthodox Church to his embrace of spirituality....

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Random House of Canada
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 499
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, "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--until death announces itself to ...

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : ePenguin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-28
  • Total pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : Offers a collection of Tolstoy's short stories, including "Three Deaths," "After the Ball," and "The Forged Coupon."...

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-04-17
  • Total pages : 133
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : Leo Tolstoy's classic life-affirming tale of denial and acceptance, The Death of Ivan Ilych'СÐ1⁄4ÐμÑÑÑ ÐÐ2аÐ1⁄2а ÐлÑÐ ̧Ñа is presented for the first time in English-Russian parallel text, complete and unabridged. Ivan Ilych learns of his impending death. How he deals with it and his glorious realization at the end are examples of Tolstoy's ...

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  • Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Melville House Pub
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 106
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : There is no explanation. Here in a vibrant new translation, the tale of a judge who slowly comes to understand that his illness is fatal was inspired by Tolstoy's observation at his local train station of hundreds of shackled prisoners being sent off to Siberia, many for petty crimes. When ...

The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories

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  • Author : Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy,Hugh McLean
  • Publisher : Signet Classic
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Total pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : A collection of Tolstoy's short stories, including "Master and Man," "Family Happiness," and "The Kreutzer Sonata."...

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1981-01
  • Total pages : 134
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : The story of a high court judge who is brought face to face with his own mortality....

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Author : Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1828-1910 Selectio,Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-03-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : Tolstoy wrote The Death of Ivan Ilyich. (1886) while emerging from the intense spiritual struggle that led to his conversion to Christianity. The novella was hailed by intellectuals such as Gandhi and Vladimir Nabokov. Ivan Ilych Golovin, is a high-court judge in St. Petersburg facing the threat of a terminal disease ...

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  • Author : Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2006-10-01
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : A masterpiece in which Tolstoy's writing prowess reaches its zenith. It focusses on a subject close to human life - death. The issue is introduced through the character of a high court judge who recognizes, after death stares him in the face, that his life has been pointless and devoid ...

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The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Author : Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy,Golgotha Golgotha Press
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Total pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
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Summary : Tolstoy begins The Death of Ivan Ilyich with the protagonist's death and moves backward from there. The novel opens with Peter Ivanovich reading about the death of his fellow judge and friend Ivan Ilyich, who has just died at the age of forty-five. Peter is with a group of legal ...