The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a novella by Leo Tolstoy. He authored it in the 1870s shortly after his religious conversion. It is a fictional story that ended up being one of Tolstoy’s greatest masterpieces. The story revolves around the death of a high-court judge in the 19th century Russia. The novella is divided into two parts. The first part tells of how Ivan Ilyich gets injured in domestic accident. The second part is about the fears and terrors that go on inside of him as he tries to come to terms with his eminent death. The story is griping right from the onset. One can now get the pdf version here. Click here to download The Death of Ivan Ilyich pdf.