Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Ilych Summary & Analysis

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The Death of Ivan Ilych Summary

Ivan Ilych is a bright and promising law school graduate with a cheerful and engaging personality who begins his career as a magistrate in a provincial district. After five years, he secures a higher position in another province administering a new set of laws and legal procedures known as the Code os 1864. He grows a beard, buys fancy clothes, and finds a wife in the person of Praskovya Federovna. Right away, Ivan Ilych's wife shows mental problems in fits of jealousy, unreasonable demands for his constant attention, and her general displeasure with everything in her life. With the birth of their first child and his wife's ill temper, Ilych seeks an identity for himself separate from his home life. He finds this is renewed dedication to his work and by developing a passion for bridge...

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