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Afghanistan
A Russian Soldier's Story
Written by Vladislav Tamarov


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-416-1 (1-58008-416-8)

Drafted into the Soviet Army in April 1984 and sent at the age of 19 to serve in Afghanistan as a minesweeper, Vladislav Tamarov turned in secret to the pen and the camera to chronicle his 621 days of war. Photographs depicting the haunted faces of both soldiers and civilians, the... Read more >

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The Darts of Cupid
Stories
Written by Edith Templeton


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3236-5 (1-4000-3236-9)

When Edith Templeton’s stories began appearing in The New Yorker in the late 1950s, she quickly became a favorite of the magazine’s discerning readers. Her finely honed writing, honestly drawn heroines, and distinctive themes secured her reputation.

The Dart’s of Cupid collects seven of Templeton’s stories for the first time and reintroduces... Read more >
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Gordon
A Novel
Written by Edith Templeton


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3029-3 (1-4000-3029-3)

Louisa is a clever, self-reliant woman who has just been discharged from her duty as an officer in the British Army during World War II. In a London pub one afternoon she meets Gordon: a slight, peculiar psychiatrist with queer eyes and a strange charisma. Within an hour, Louisa has been... Read more >
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The Use of Man

Written by Aleksandar Tisma
Translated by Bernard Johnson
Introduction by Claire Messud


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-726-6 (1-59017-726-6)

Aleksandar Tišma’s The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of... Read more >
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The Slynx

Written by Tatyana Tolstaya
Translated by Jamey Gambrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-196-7 (1-59017-196-9)

“A postmodern literary masterpiece.” –The Times Literary Supplement

Ten years in the writing, Tatyana Tolstaya’s only novel, The Slynx, takes place some two hundred years after “the Blast” put an end to civilization. People in this post-apocalyptic world eat mice and worms and have forgotten how to make a fire. In the... Read more >

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White Walls
Collected Stories
Written by Tatyana Tolstaya
Contribution by Antonina Bouis
Translated by Jamey Gambrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-197-4 (1-59017-197-7)

The wonderful verve, unflagging verbal invention, and wicked charm that Tatyana Tolstaya brings to the short story have earned her a devoted audience all over the world. Edna O’Brien has called her “an enchantress.” Anita Desai has spoken of her work’s “richness and ardent life.” Stemming from a Russian tradition of... Read more >

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Anna Karenina

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Revised by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Mona Simpson


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78330-5 (0-679-78330-X)

Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, Anna Karenina is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful... Read more >
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Anna Karenina (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Official Tie-in Edition
Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Louise Maude and Alymer Maude


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80392-4 (0-345-80392-2)

Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightly, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.

Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married... Read more >
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Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Michael Scammell


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75944-4 (0-375-75944-1)

Begun in 1851, when Tolstoy was twenty-three and serving as a cadet in the Russian army, Childhood, the first part of Tolstoy’s first novel, won immediate praise from Turgenev and others, and marked Tolstoy’s emergence as a major writer. Its originality was striking, as Tolstoy sought to communicate with great immediacy... Read more >

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Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 1
Volume I
Written by Leo Tolstoy


Format: Hardcover, 848 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 7, 2001
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41172-4 (0-375-41172-0)

Written over a period of more than half a century, these stories reflect every aspect of Tolstoy's art and personality. They cover his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate interest in the peasantry, his cult of truth adn simplicity, and, above all, his growing preoccupation... Read more >
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Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 2
Volume II
Written by Leo Tolstoy


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 7, 2001
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41287-5 (0-375-41287-5)

The only comprehensive hardcover edition of Tolstoy's shorter fiction--57 stories and novellas, including two that have never before appeared in English.

In these two handsome volumes, every aspect of Tolstoy's art and personality is reflected: his experiences as a soldier in the Caucasus, his married life, his passionate interest in the peasantry... Read more >
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The Cossacks

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Peter Constantine
Introduction by Cynthia Ozick


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7504-8 (0-8129-7504-9)

”Tolstoy’s lavish and always graphic use of detail,” wrote John Bayley, “together of course with its romance and exotic setting . . . has made The Cossacks the most popular of all his works.” This vibrant new translation of Tolstoy’s 1862 novel, by PEN Translation Award winner Peter Constantine, is the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95133-5 (0-307-95133-2)

Tolstoy’s most famous novella is an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption, here in a powerful translation by the award-winning Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Ivan Ilyich is a middle-aged man who has spent his life focused on his career as a bureaucrat and emotionally detached from... Read more >
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other STories

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38886-5 (0-307-38886-7)

A vibrant translation of Tolstoy’s most important short fiction by the award-winning translators of War and Peace.

Here are eleven masterful stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all told with the evocative power that was Tolstoy’s alone. They include “The Prisoner of the Caucasus,” inspired by Tolstoy's... Read more >

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Hadji Murat

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95134-2 (0-307-95134-0)

Tolstoy’s final work—a gripping novella about the struggle between the Muslim Chechens and their inept occupiers—is a powerful moral fable for our time.

Inspired by a historical figure Tolstoy heard about while serving in the Caucasus, this story brings to life the famed warrior Hadji Murat, a Chechen rebel who has... Read more >

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War and Peace

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 1296 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2008
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7998-8 (1-4000-7998-5)

From Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the best-selling, award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov, comes a brilliant, engaging, and eminently readable translation of Leo Tolstoy’s master epic.

War and Peace centers broadly on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the best-known characters in literature: Pierre... Read more >
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War and Peace

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by A.N. Wilson


Format: Paperback, 1424 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-47240-3 (0-345-47240-3)

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out... Read more >

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War and Peace

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by A.N. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 1424 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76064-8 (0-375-76064-4)

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, hardcover, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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War and Peace

Written by Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Constance Garnett


Format: Hardcover, 1408 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 17, 1994
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-60084-8 (0-679-60084-1)

This Modern Library hardcover edition of Tolstoy's classic is translated by Constance Garnett. Read more >

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Fathers and Sons

Written by Ivan Turgenev
Revised by Elizabeth Cheresh Allen
Translated by Constance Garnett
Introduction by Ann Pasternak Slater


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75839-3 (0-375-75839-9)

When Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing the worldview of the conservative aesthete, Pavel Kirsanov, and the older generation, or that of the radical... Read more >
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The Funeral Party
A Novel
Written by Ludmila Ulitskaya


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1132-0 (0-8052-1132-2)

August 1991. In a sweltering New York City apartment, a group of Russian émigrés gathers round the deathbed of an artist named Alik, a charismatic character beloved by them all, especially the women who take turns nursing him as he fades from this world. Their reminiscences of the dying man and... Read more >
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Medea and Her Children

Written by Ludmila Ulitskaya


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 13, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1144-3 (0-8052-1144-6)

Medea Georgievna Sinoply Mendez is the last remaining pureblooded Greek in a family that has lived on the Crimean coast for centuries. The childless widow of a Russian Jewish ex-revolutionary, she is the touchstone of a large family of nieces and nephews who, together with their spouses, children, and friends, gather... Read more >
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Sonechka
A Novella and Stories
Written by Ludmila Ulitskaya


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4195-2 (0-8052-4195-7)

The Los Angeles Times said of Ludmila Ulitskaya's The Funeral Party, “In America we have friends, family, lovers, and parents—four kinds of love. Could it really be that in Russia they have more? Ulitskaya makes it seem so.” In Sonechka\, Ludmila Ulitskaya brings us tales of these other loves in her... Read more >
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Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27988-0 (0-307-27988-X)

Each of Lara Vapnyar's six stories invites us into a world where food and love intersect, along with the overlapping pleasures and frustrations of Vapnyar's uniquely captivating characters. Meet Nina, a recent arrival from Russia, for whom colorful vegetables represent her own fresh hopes and dreams . . . Luda and... Read more >
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Memoirs of a Muse

Written by Lara Vapnyar


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7700-7 (1-4000-7700-1)

Tanya is a typical teenager living with her bookish professor mother in a cramped Soviet apartment. She is obsessed with Dostoyevksy, and noticing that he always portrays his mistress and muse in his novels–never his wife–she determines to become a companion to a great writer. Her opportunity comes when, as a... Read more >
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