The Death of Ivan Ilyich
World Literature: Russian
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.
Tolstoy, Leo. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." 2021. Retrieved from https://web.stanford.edu/~jsabol/existentialism/materials/tolstoy_death_ilyich.pdf.