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Richard Pevear
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Richard Pevear has published translations of Alain, Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Savinio, Pavel Florensky, and Henri Volohonsky, as well as two books of poetry. He has received fellowships or grants for translation from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the French Ministry of Culture. Larissa Volokhonsky was born in Leningrad. She has translated works by the prominent Orthodox theologians Alexander Schmemann and John Meyendorff into Russian.

Together, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated works by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Gogol, Bulgakov, and Pasternak. They were twice awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month...

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The Complete Short Novels

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear


Format: eBook, 600 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Complete Short Novels

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 30, 2005
Price: $17.00

Although he is best known for his short stories, Anton Chekhov also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels. Now for the first time all five have been brought together in a single volume, and rendered into brilliantly idiomatic English by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa... Read more >
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The Complete Short Novels

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear


Format: Hardcover, 600 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 3, 2004
Price: $25.00

Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, never wrote a full-length novel, but he wrote five works long enough to be called short novels.

“The Steppe” is the most lyrical of the five, an account of a young boy's frightening journey to enroll in a distant school... Read more >
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The Duel (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $13.00

Includes a new forward by the screenwriter Mary Bing

Anton Chekhov’s The Duel the escalating animosity between two men with opposed philosophies of life is played out against the backdrop of a seedy resort on the Black Sea coast.

Laevsky is a dissipated romantic given to gambling and flirtation; he has run... Read more >
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Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Introduction by Richard Pevear


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 29, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Introduction by Richard Pevear


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 31, 2000
Price: $16.00

With an Introduction by Richard Pevear.

Stories contains the classic works of Anton Chekhov, as well as rarely anthologized pieces-all of which have been expertly translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The stories selected span the entire length of the famed Russian writer's career and exposes contradictions and rhythms in... Read more >

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The Adolescent

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $17.95

The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel The Adolescent (first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a naïve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father’s wrongdoing and the desire to... Read more >
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The Adolescent

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 520 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $23.00

Originally published in English as A Raw Youth, The Adolescent is markedly different in tone from Dostoevsky’s other masterpieces. It is told from the point of view of the 19-year-old protagonist, whose immaturity, freshness, and naievete are unforgettably reflected in his narrative voice. The illegitimate son of a landowner, Arkady Dolgoruky... Read more >
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The Adolescent

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Brothers Karamazov

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 840 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $27.00

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Crime and Punishment
Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 25, 1993
Price: $24.00

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Crime and Punishment
Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $17.95

Ever since it's publication in 1866, Crime and Punishment has intrigued readers and sorely tested translators, the best of whom seem to capture one fact of Dostoevsky's masterpiece while missing the rest. Now, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky render this elusive and wildly innovative novel with an energy, suppleness, and range... Read more >
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Crime and Punishment

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $7.99

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Demons

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $18.95

Dostoevsky conceived Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. He emerged with, in 1872, a ferociously funny and dark novel. Alongside its relentlessly escalating plot of conspiracy and assassination, Demons (earlier titled The Possessed) is... Read more >
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Demons

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 19, 2010
Price: $9.99

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The Double and The Gambler

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 16, 2007
Price: $15.95

The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler.

The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare–foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre–in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who... Read more >
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The Double and The Gambler

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $22.00

The two strikingly original short novels brought together here—in new translations by award-winning translators—were both literary gambles of a sort for Dostoevsky.

The Double, written in Dostoevsky’s youth, was a sharp turn away from the realism of his first novel, Poor Folk. The first real expression of his genius, The Double... Read more >
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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $15.00

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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $5.99

The centerpiece of this collection , "The Eternal Husband" (1890) is one of Dostoevsky's most perfect works. Classical in form, it presents his most profound exploration of mimetic rivalry and the duality of human consciousness. Told from the point of view of a rich and idle man who is confronted by... Read more >
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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $5.99

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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.95

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons as the definitive Dostoevsky in English.

After his great portrayal of a guilty man in Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky set out in The Idiot to portray... Read more >
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The Idiot (Vintage Classics)

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Notes from a Dead House

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $26.95

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Notes from a Dead House

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $13.99

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Notes from Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 23, 2004
Price: $21.00

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between 19th- and 20th-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat... Read more >
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