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Ivan the Terrible
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  • Some believe Ivan the Terrible was mad from syphilis.
  • Ivan the Terrible and Leonard Green the dancing machine.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Piedmont did not realize that his staff reserved the same affection for him that Russian peasants held for Ivan the Terrible.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Is the movement of the Russian people eastward to Kazan and Siberia expressed by details of the morbid character of Ivan the Terrible and by his correspondence with Kurbski?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Ivan the Terrible, isn’t that a work of genius?
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • The chauffeur, a Russian Czar of the period of Ivan the Terrible, was a self-appointed guide, and the resplendent names—Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo—began to glow through their torpid camouflage, whispering of old kings come here to dine or die, of rajahs tossing Buddha’s eyes to English ballerinas, of Russian princes turning the weeks into Baltic twilights in the lost caviare days.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Farmer had said he thought it one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, but marred by the fact that it had been built to celebrate Ivan the Terrible’s bloody victory over the Tartars.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He was even the author of two books, one on the land policies of Ivan the Terrible, the other a study of Saint-Just.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • You wonder if he shot these scenes in Mexico, or could it be Kazakhstan, where he went to shoot Ivan the Terrible, later, during the war?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Yes, George-Gordon-Noel-Byron Gant, carrying the pageant of his bleeding heart through Europe, and Thomas-Chatterton Gant (that bright boy!), and Francois-Villon Gant, and Ahasuerus Gant, and Mithridates Gant, and Artaxerxes Gant, and Edward-theBlack-Prince Gant; Stilicho Gant, and Jugurtha Gant, and Vercingetorix Gant, and Czar-Ivan-the-Terrible Gant.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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  • He was known among the defense bar as Ivan the Terrible because of his complete lack of compassion for criminal defendants and because he treated defense attorneys almost as badly as he treated their clients.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Oprichniki-security troops of Ivan the Terrible.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Didn’t Ivan the Terrible contain scenes so comically overwrought, amid the undeniable power of the montage, that you laughed and caught your breath more or less simultaneously?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • If the conditions under which power is entrusted consist in the wealth, freedom, and enlightenment of the people, how is it that Louis XIV and Ivan the Terrible end their reigns tranquilly, while Louis XVI and Charles I are executed by their people?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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