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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy

The goal of the artist is not to solve a question irrefutably, but to force people to love life in all its innumerable, inexhaustible manifestations.


The website of Leo Tolstoy's home, Yasnaya Polyana, contains a history of the house and the works written there.

The University of Toronto's Tolstoy Studies Journal contains a gallery of public domain images taken during Tolstoy's life.

The website of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is an excellent resource for learning about Russian culture, history, and art.


Tolstoy, Leo. What is Art? 1897.

K├╝bler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York: Macmillan, Inc., 1997.

Wilson, A. N. Tolstoy: A Biography. 1988. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001.

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