The Death of Ivan Ilych (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay) [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012587183
  • Publisher: Golgotha Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 97 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Quicker than war and peace

    I blew though this after reading war and peace

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    An excellent work of morality

    The Death of Ivan Ilych may be short, but not simple. Immense imagery describing morality and our place in this world is ever present and somewhat haunting.

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    Posted January 21, 2011

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