The Death of Ivan Ilych

Introduction

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Russian: Смерть Ивана Ильича, Smert' Ivana Ilyicha), 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.[1]

The novella tells the story of the death of a high-court judge in 19th-century Russia.


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