Chapter 1* Peter Ivanovich, a lifelong acquaintance of Ivan Ilych, announces the death of Ivan Ilych to colleagues in the judge's chamber. * Everyone in the room begins to wonder who will be promoted to fill the job vacancy. * Peter goes to Ivan's funeral on Friday at one o'clock at Ivan's fashionable house with one of his colleagues, Schwartz. * Peter and Schwartz try to make a quick visit, but Ivan's wife pulls Peter aside to talk. * Schwartz gets to leave and to enjoy his weekly bridge game without Peter. * Peter tells Ivan's wife that she will not get any more money from the government for Ivan's death. * Peter ignores the warnings that Ivan's death has for him at every turn while at the funeral. * Gerasim, Ivan's servant, accepts death as a part of life.
Chapter 2* Ivan's life is ordinary, but he is satisfied with it. * He is committed to doing...
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