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Nikolai Leskov

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Nikolai Leskov was born in 1831 in the village of Gorokhovo in Russia. He began his writing career as a journalist living in Kiev, and later settled in St. Petersburg, where he published many short stories and novellas, including The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1865), The Sealed Angel (1873), The Enchanted Wanderer (1873), and Lefty (1882). He died in 1895.

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The Enchanted Wanderer
And Other Stories
Written by Nikolai Leskov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.95

Nikolai Leskov's writing exploded the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction. Here is the other Russia, mythical and untamed: an uneasy synthesis of Orthodoxy and Old Believers, a land populated by soldiers and monks, serfs and princes, Tartars and gypsies—a vast country brimming with the promise of magic.

These seventeen tales, some rooted... Read more >
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The Enchanted Wanderer
and Other Stories
Written by Nikolai Leskov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $35.00

The award-winning translators of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Gogol now bring us a Russian writer ripe for rediscovery, whose earthy and exuberant stories, famous in his own country, have never before been adequately translated into English.

Leskov was Chekhov’s favorite writer and was greatly admired by Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. His short... Read more >
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The Enchanted Wanderer
Selected Tales
Written by Nikolai Leskov
Translated by David Magarshack
Introduction by V.S. Pritchett


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $13.95

Written over the course of Leskov’s career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of nineteenth-century working-class Russia. Leskov deftly layers social satire and subtle criticism atop myth and fable, resulting in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

The Enchanted Wanderer
and Other Stories
Written by Nikolai Leskov
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $11.99

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