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Read online The Death of Ivan Ilych.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Death of Ivan Ilych 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 dying 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 an 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 by Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude

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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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Category:Literature, Classics, Russian literature, Philosophy, Th century, Novels
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