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Pyotr Ivanovich Quotes

Three of the best book quotes from Pyotr Ivanovich
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“Besides considerations as to the possible transfers and promotions likely to result from Ivan Ilych’s death, the mere fact of the death of a near acquaintance aroused, as usual, in all who heard of it the complacent feeling that, “it is he who is dead and not I.”
Leo Tolstoy
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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Ivan Ilych Golovin
Pyotr Ivanovich
Ivan Yegorovich Shebek
Fyodor Vasilyevich
transfers
characters
promotions
death
acquaintances
feelings
considerations
possibilities
complacency
concepts
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“He was much changed and grown even thinner since Pyotr Ivanovich had last seen him, but, as is always the case with the dead, his face was handsomer and above all more dignified than when he was alive.”
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“The expression on his face seemed to say that what had needed to be done had been done, and done right. Beside this his expression also seemed to hold warning, a reproach to the living.”

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