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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
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by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-04
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781907661631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
A Book

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2008-02-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141912456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edition includes: The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Happy Ever After, and The Cossacks. Mortality was one of Tolstoy's most persistent themes, and all of the stories in this volume are connected by this preoccupation, along with the author's simultaneous attempt to help us improve our lives.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
A Book

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release : 2004-04-27
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0553900307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. 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? This short novel 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.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
A Book

by graf Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 0199669880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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, tested to the limit, reveal glorious and unexpected reserves of courage or baseness of a near inhuman kind. Two vivid parables and "The Forged Coupon", a tale of criminality, explore class relations after the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the connection between an ethical life and worldly issues. In "Master and Workman" Tolstoy creates one of his most gripping dramas about human relationships put to the test in an extreme situation. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is an existential masterpiece, a biting satire that recounts with extraordinary power the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. In his Introduction Andrew Kahn explores Tolstoy's moral concerns and the stylistic features of these late stories, sensitively translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych
A Book

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : AB Books
  • Release : 2018-05-12
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 2291025791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 is an examination on the nature of both life and death, and how man can come to terms with death's very inevitability. The novella was acclaimed by Vladimir Nabokov and Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest in the whol

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
A Book

by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004-06
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781419258749
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death is finished, he said to himself. "It is no more!"

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Master and Man
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by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 2004-08-10
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0375760997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition combines Tolstoy’s most famous short tale, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, with a less well known but equally brilliant gem, Master and Man, both newly translated by Ann Pasternak Slater. Both stories confront death and the process of dying: In Ivan Ilyich, a bureaucrat looks back over his life, which suddenly seems meaningless and wasteful, while in Master and Man, a landowner and servant must each confront the value of the other as they brave a devastating snowstorm. The quintessential Tolstoyan themes of mortality, spiritual redemption, and life’s meaning are nowhere more movingly and deftly explored than in these two tales. This unique edition also includes a critical Introduction and extensive notes by Ann Pasternak Slater, a Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
A Book

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 1981-01
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 9780808576389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of a high court judge who is brought face to face with his own mortality.

The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories

The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories
A Book

by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy,Hugh McLean

  • Publisher : Signet Classic
  • Release : 2012-08-07
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9780451532176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of Tolstoy's short stories, including "Master and Man," "Family Happiness," and "The Kreutzer Sonata."

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych
A Book

by Aylmer Maude,Lev Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-03
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9781798500620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Complete and unabridged edition. First published in 1886.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
A Book

by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1828-1910 Gra,Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2009-03-14
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1442942223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 and the worthlessness of his past life. Tolstoy depicts the protagonist rising to spiritual heights as his health continuously declines.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich; The Cossacks; Happy Ever After

The Death of Ivan Ilyich; The Cossacks; Happy Ever After
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by graf Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9780140445084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chief among Tolstoy' s shorter works is "The Death of Ivan Ilych," a masterful meditation on the act of dying. The first major fictional work published by Tolstoy after a mid-life psychological crisis, this novella reflects the author' s struggle to find meaning in life, a challenge Tolstoy resolved by developing a religious philosophy based on brotherly love, mutual support, and charity. These guiding principles are the dominant moral themes in "The Death of Ivan Ilych," an account of the spiritual conversion of a judge-- an ordinary, unthinking, vulgar man-- in the face of his terrible fear about death. Also included in this volume are "Family Happiness," an early work that traces the arc of a marriage; "The Kreutzer Sonata," a frank tale of sexual love that shocked readers when it first appeared; and "Hadji Murá d," Tolstoy' s final masterpiece about power politics, intrigue, and colonial conquest.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession
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by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2013-11-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0871404265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 & The Kreutzer Sonata

The Death of Ivan Ilyich & The Kreutzer Sonata
Two Psychological Novellas

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2019-06-25
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Death of Ivan Ilyich" – Ivan Ilyich lives a carefree life that is "most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible". Like everyone he knows, he spends his life climbing the social ladder. Enduring marriage to a woman whom he often finds too demanding, he works his way up to be a magistrate. While hanging curtains for his new home one day, he falls awkwardly and hurts his side. Though he does not think much of it at first, he begins to suffer from a pain in his side. As his discomfort grows, his behavior towards his family becomes more irritable. "The Kreutzer Sonata" is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in-depth first-person description of jealous rage. The main character, Pozdnyshev, relates the events leading up to his killing his wife: in his analysis, the root causes for the deed were the "animal excesses" and "swinish connection" governing the relation between the sexes.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Easyread Edition

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2006-10
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 142500198X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of meaning. Moving and insightful!

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Easyread Large Edition

by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1828-1910 Gra,Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2006-10
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1425012604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of meaning. Moving and insightful!

The Death of Ivan Ilych (Annotated)

The Death of Ivan Ilych (Annotated)
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-10-25
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781518762482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich, first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. The novella tells the story of the death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Smert' Ivana Il'icha

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Jiahu Books
  • Release : 2014-06-09
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781784350970
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich, first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. The novella tells the story of the death, at age 45, of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia. Living what seems to be a good life, his dreadful relationship with his wife notwithstanding, Ivan Ilyich Golovin injures his side while hanging up curtains in a new apartment intended to reflect his family's superior status in society. Within weeks, he has developed a strange taste in his mouth and a pain that will not go away. Several expensive doctors are consulted, but beyond muttering about blind gut and floating kidneys, they can neither explain nor treat his condition, and it soon becomes clear that Ivan Ilyich is dying. The second half of the narrative records his terror as he battles with the idea of his own death. "I have been here. Now I am going there. Where? ... No, I won't have it!" Oppressed by the length of the process, his wife, daughter, colleagues, and even the physicians, decide in the end not to speak of it, but advise him to stay calm and follow doctors' orders, leaving him to wrestle with how this terrible thing could befall a man who had lived so well. He spends his last three days screaming. He realizes he is "done for, there was no way back, the end was here, the absolute end ..." One hour before his death, in a moment of clarity, he sees that he has not, after all, lived well, but has lived only for himself. After months of dwelling on his own anguish, he suddenly feels pity for the people he's leaving behind, and hopes his death will set them free. With that thought, his pain disappears. He hears someone say, "He's gone." He whispers to himself, "Death has gone," and draws his last breath.

The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych
(Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy,Golgotha Golgotha Press

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2014-09-01
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9781501029035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 representatives during a break in a trial as he glances through the obituaries. With the news of their colleague's death, each man thinks about how Ivan's passing might benefit them. None of them are looking forward to visiting the family to pay their respects. It is just a social obligation. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
A Book

by Leo Tolstoy

  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release : 2019-12-13
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich - first published in 1886, is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, considered one of the masterpieces of his late fiction, written shortly after his religious conversion of the late 1870s. "Usually classed among the best examples of the novella", The Death of Ivan Ilyich tells the story of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia and his sufferings and death from a terminal illness. Ivan Ilyich (Ilyich is a patronymic, his surname is Golovin) is a highly regarded official of the Court of Justice, described by Tolstoy as, "neither as cold and formal as his elder brother nor as wild as the younger, but was a happy mean between them—an intelligent, polished, lively, and agreeable man." As the story progresses, he becomes more and more introspective and emotional as he ponders the reason for his agonizing illness and death.