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The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

by Leo Tolstoy
     
 

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THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH is the story of Ivan Ilyich Golovin, a social-climbing judge in St. Petersburg. Driven by his ambitious wife, Ilych seeks advancement at work and up the social ladder. This lifestyle comes crashing down when Ilych is injured at home; his injuries steadily worsen and it soon becomes clear that he is dying. During his long and painful process

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THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH is the story of Ivan Ilyich Golovin, a social-climbing judge in St. Petersburg. Driven by his ambitious wife, Ilych seeks advancement at work and up the social ladder. This lifestyle comes crashing down when Ilych is injured at home; his injuries steadily worsen and it soon becomes clear that he is dying. During his long and painful process of dying, he dwells on the nature of life, the meaning of his existence, and the lives of his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013511064
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/23/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
181 KB

Meet the Author

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer of novels and short stories. His two most famous works, WAR AND PEACE and ANNA KARENINA, are considered to be two of the greatest novels of all time; many consider Tolstoy to be one of the world's greatest writers. Born to an old noble family, Tolstoy studied briefly at university before running up gambling debts and joining the army where he began writing. In his later years Tolstoy became an anarchist and devout Christian, eventually resolving to become a wandering ascetic. He perished of pneumonia at age 82, having left home in the winter to begin his journeys.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 9, 1828
Date of Death:
November 20, 1910
Place of Birth:
Tula Province, Russia
Place of Death:
Astapovo, Russia
Education:
Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47

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