The Death of Ivan Ilych
by Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilych Resources
Movie or TV Productions
An independent film that transplants Ivan Ilych's story into contemporary times.
Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece inspired by (though not based on) The Death of Ivan Ilych.
The text of the story in the original Russian.
A blog entirely dedicated to the story, written by a university professor of Russian studies.
The text of Confession, the 1882 autobiographical work in which Tolstoy rejected his earlier life; you can see some connections with Ivan Ilych.
Take a photo-tour of Tolstoy's house and estate.
This PBS webpage highlight important dates in Tolstoy's personal and professional life.
A photo of Tolstoy in his earlier days, at age 20.
Tolstoy sporting a monster beard.