- Tolstoy, Leo, Trans. By Louise and Aylmer Maude and Nigel J. Cooper. The Death of Ivan Ilych. Collected Shorter Fiction, Volume 2.. New York: Everyman's Library, Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
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Which two parts of this excerpt from Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich reflect the author's opinion that the members of the rising middle class can never throw off their emotional masks? Apart from this lying, or because of it, what most tormented Iv
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Tolstoy portrays Russian society as unfeeling. The people surrounding Ivan were uncaring and put out by his condition. At this point in the novel, he is nothing more than a burden..... a burden they wished themselves to be free of. Only Gerasim, a...