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The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by David Magarshack


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75688-7 (0-375-75688-4)

This collection, unique to the Modern Library, gathers seven of Dostoevsky's key works and shows him to be equally adept at the short story as with the novel. Exploring many of the same themes as in his longer works, these small masterpieces move from the tender and romantic White Nights, an... Read more >
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The Brothers Karamazov

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Format: Paperback, 1072 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1984
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21216-7 (0-553-21216-8)

Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880), is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved... Read more >
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Crime and Punishment

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Constance Garnett


Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 15, 1996
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21175-7 (0-553-21175-7)

A young university student sets out to prove that he is a superior human being capable of committing the perfect murder. Crime and Punishment (1866) is the story of a murder committed on principle, of a killer who wishes by his action to set himself outside and above society. A novel... Read more >
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Crime and Punishment

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
ISBN: 978-0-679-73450-5 (0-679-73450-3)

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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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
ISBN: 978-0-375-71901-1 (0-375-71901-6)

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
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4470-2 (1-4000-4470-7)

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 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
ISBN: 978-0-375-70224-2 (0-375-70224-5)

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

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41392-6 (0-375-41392-8)

From the award-winning translators of The Brothers Karamazov, a superb new translation of the novel in which Dostoevsky set out to portray "a truly beautiful soul."

In The Idiot, Prince Myshkin, a saintly man, is thrust into the heart of a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon finds... Read more >
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The Idiot

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Anne Hruska


Format: Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1983
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21352-2 (0-553-21352-0)

Despite the harsh circumstances besetting his own life -- object poverty, incessant gambling, the death of his firstborn child -- Dostoevsky produced a second masterpiece, The Idiot, just two years after completing Crime and Punishment. In it, a saintly man, Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more... Read more >
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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: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4191-6 (1-4000-4191-0)

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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Notes from Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 30, 1994
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73452-9 (0-679-73452-X)

Notes From Underground marks the frontier, not only between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, but between two centuries' visions of the self. For the unnamed narrator is a multiplicity of selves, each at war with the others--all at war with everything else. Now Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, whose translations of Crime... Read more >
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Notes From Underground

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21144-3 (0-553-21144-7)

"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has... Read more >

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Keeping Bedlam at Bay in the Prague Cafe
A Novel
Written by M. Henderson Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: New Europe Books
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-9825781-8-6 (0-9825781-8-0)

Not long ago, John Shirting--quiet young Chicagoan, wizard of self-medication--held down a beloved job as a barista at Capo Coffee Family, a coffee chain and global business powerhouse. When he is deemed “too passionate” about his job, he is let go. Shirting makes it his mission to return to the frothy... Read more >
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Anna of All the Russias
A Life of Anna Akhmatova
Written by Elaine Feinstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3378-2 (1-4000-3378-0)

In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family–to produce a revelatory portrait of both the artist and the woman.

Anna Akhmatova rose to fame in the years before World War I... Read more >
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Lie in the Dark

Written by Dan Fesperman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-064-4 (1-61695-064-1)

Chasing murderers in the middle of a civil war might seem absurd, and also dangerous. But that is Investigator Petric’s job as one of the few homicide detectives left in Sarajevo. Anarchy masquerades as authority, and Petric must struggle against the chaos even to remain the policeman and not become the... Read more >

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Siren of the Waters

Written by Michael Genelin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-56947-585-0 (1-56947-585-7)

Jana entered the Czechoslovak police force as young woman, married an actor, and became a mother. The Communist regime destroyed her husband, their love for one another, and her daughter’s respect for her. But she has never stopped being a seeker of justice.

Now, she has risen to the rank of... Read more >
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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

Written by Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70615-8 (0-375-70615-1)

Using, or rather mimicking, traditional forms of storytelling Gogol created stories that are complete within themselves and only tangentially connected to a meaning or moral. His work belongs to the school of invention, where each twist and turn of the narrative is a surprise unfettered by obligation to an overarching theme.

Selected... Read more >
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The Collected Tales

Written by Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 472 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26969-0 (0-307-26969-8)

From the acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov, a brilliant translation of Nikolai Gogol’s short fiction.

Collected here are Gogol’s finest tales—stories that combine the wide-eyed, credulous imagination of the peasant with the sardonic social criticism of the city dweller—allowing readers to experience anew the... Read more >

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Dead Souls

Written by Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4319-4 (1-4000-4319-0)

Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the... Read more >
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Taras Bulba

Written by Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Peter Constantine
Introduction by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7119-4 (0-8129-7119-1)

This is the first new translation in forty years. Set sometime between the mid-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century, Taras Bulba is Gogol’s epic tale recounts both a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles (led by the bold Taras Bulba of Ukrainian folk mythology) and the trials of Taras Bulba’s two sons.

As Robert... Read more >
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1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

Written by Slavko Goldstein
Translated by Michael Gable
Introduction by Charles Simic


Format: Hardcover, 622 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-673-3 (1-59017-673-1)

The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates of many other people and of an entire country.” 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning is Goldstein’s astonishing historical memoir of that fateful... Read more >
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Oblomov
A Novel
Written by Ivan Goncharov
Afterword by Mikhail Shishkin
Translated by Marian Schwartz


Format: Hardcover, 558 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-840-1 (1-58322-840-3)

Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, before the ideal of industrious modern man, when idleness was still looked upon by Russia’s serf-owning rural gentry as a plausible and worthy goal, there was Oblomov. Indolent, inattentive, incurious, given to daydreaming and procrastination–indeed, given to any excuse to remain horizontal–Oblomov is... Read more >
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Oblomov

Written by Ivan Goncharov


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 15, 1992
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41729-3 (0-679-41729-X)

The sly, subversive side of the nineteenth-century Russian literary character—the one which represents such a contrast to the titanic exertions of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky—was most fully realized in Ivan Goncharov’s 1859 masterpiece, Oblomov. This magnificent farce about a gentleman who spends the better part of his life in bed is a... Read more >
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All Russians Love Birch Trees

Written by Olga Grjasnova


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-584-6 (1-59051-584-6)

Set in Frankfurt, All Russians Love Birch Trees follows a young immigrant named Masha. Fluent in five languages and able to get by in several others, Masha lives with her boyfriend, Elias. Her best friends are Muslims struggling to obtain residence permits, and her parents rarely leave the house except to... Read more >
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An Armenian Sketchbook

Written by Vasily Grossman
Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler
Introduction by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-618-4 (1-59017-618-9)

Few writers had to confront as many of the last century’s mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman, who wrote about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows a very different Grossman, notable for his tenderness, warmth, and sense of fun.

After... Read more >
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