A picture for the novella The Death of Ivan Ilych

The Death of Ivan Ilych


The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886) is considered one of the best novellas and Tolstoy's masterpiece after his religious conversion. It tells the story of a judge's terminal illness in 19th century Russia.
[Painting by Nikolai Ge, Leo Tolstoy at his desk, 1870]. We feature the novella in our guide to Russian Writers.


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