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Speak, Memory

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Hardcover, 344 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 23, 1999
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40553-2 (0-375-40553-4)

This edition of Speak, Memory includes a never-before-published Chapter 16 exclusive to this Everyman's Library edition.

From one of the 20th century's great writers comes one of the finest autobiographies of our time. Speak, Memory was first published by Vladimir Nabokov in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised and... Read more >
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Speak, Memory
An Autobiography Revisited
Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 28, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72339-4 (0-679-72339-0)

First published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence, then assiduously revised in 1966, Speak, Memory is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works.

"When he is writing about someone or something he loves, he is irresistible; when he is writing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 9, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72997-6 (0-679-72997-6)

From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination... Read more >
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Transparent Things

Written by Vladimir Nabokov


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72541-1 (0-679-72541-5)

"Transparent Things revolves around the four visits of the hero, Hugh Person, to Switzerland...As a young publisher, Hugh is sent to interview R., but falls in love with Armande on the way, wrests her from a grinning Scandinavian and returns to NY with his bride...Eight years later...Hugh makes a lone sentimental... Read more >
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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52719-4 (0-385-52719-5)

"Written with impressive talent and suspense, this true story will appeal to many." --Elie Wiesel

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France... Read more >
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Doctor Zhivago

Written by Boris Pasternak
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39095-0 (0-307-39095-0)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its original publication, here is the only paperback edition now available of the classic story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover and a hardcover.

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Doctor Zhivago

Written by Boris Pasternak
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37769-2 (0-307-37769-5)

Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize–winning masterpiece comes gloriously to life in a magnificent new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the award-winning translators of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and to whom, The New York Review of Books declared, “the English-speaking world is indebted.”

First published in Italy in 1957 amid... Read more >

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Happy Moscow

Written by Andrey Platonov
Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Nadya Bourova
Introduction by Robert Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-585-9 (1-59017-585-9)

Moscow Chestnova is a bold and glamorous girl, a beautiful parachutist who grew up with the Revolution. As an orphan, she knew tough times–but things are changing now. Comrade Stalin has proclaimed that “Life has become better! Life has become merrier!” and Moscow herself is poised to join the Soviet elite... Read more >

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The Collected Stories

Written by Alexander Pushkin


Format: Hardcover, 616 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40549-5 (0-375-40549-6)

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Eugene Onegin and Other Poems
and Other Poems
Written by Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Charles Johnston


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 18, 1999
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-40672-0 (0-375-40672-7)

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The Human Experience

Written by Quaker U.S. Staff


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-82651-0 (0-307-82651-1)

At the time of its first publication, The Human Experience was a historic publishing event, the first of its kind: an anthology published simultaneously in the United States and the Soviet Union that brought together forty brilliant and celebrated contemporary writers—half of them Americans, half of them Russians—in deeply felt stories... Read more >

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Train to Trieste

Written by Domnica Radulescu


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38836-0 (0-307-38836-0)

In the summer of 1977, seventeen-year-old Mona Manoliu falls in love with Mihai, a green-eyed boy who lives in Brasov, the romantic mountain city where she spends her summers. But under the Ceausescu dictatorship, paranoia infects everyone; soon Mona begins to suspect that Mihai is part of the secret police. As... Read more >
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Memoirs of a Revolutionary

Written by Victor Serge
Edited by Richard Greeman
Translated by Peter Sedgwick and George Paizis
Foreword by Adam Hochschild


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-451-7 (1-59017-451-8)

Victor Serge is one of the great men of the twentieth century: anarchist, revolutionary, agitator, theoretician, historian of his times, and a fearless truth-teller. Here Serge describes his upbringing in Belgium, the child of a family of exiled Russian revolutionary intellectuals, his early life as an activist, his time in a... Read more >

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And Quiet Flows the Don

Written by Mikhail Sholokhov


Format: Trade Paperback, 568 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72521-3 (0-679-72521-0)

In his enormous epic of Cossack life during the Revolution...Mikhail Sholokhov has achieved even greater power, sustained narrative gift and stirring human truthfulness."--New York Times

"In addition to its panoramic grandeur, the wealth of its characters and its historic realism, Sholokhov's book is memorable for its portrayal of the primitive and already... Read more >

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Marzi

Written by Marzena Sowa
Illustrated by Sylvain Savoia


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2959-7 (1-4012-2959-X)

“I am Marzi, born in 1979, ten years before the end of communism in Poland. My father works at a factory, my mother at a dairy. Social problems are at their height. Empty stores are our daily bread. I’m scared of spiders and the world of adults doesn’t seem like a... Read more >

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They Carry a Promise
Selected Poems
Written by Janusz Szuber
Translated by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26753-5 (0-307-26753-9)

This bracing collection marks the first appearance in English of the Polish poet Janusz Szuber, hailed as the greatest discovery in Polish poetry of the late twentieth century when, in his late forties, he began publishing the work he’d been producing for almost thirty years. Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska has called... Read more >

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The Illustrious Dead
The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army
Written by Stephan Talty


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39405-7 (0-307-39405-0)

“Gripping . . . a compelling story of personal hubris and humbling defeat.”
—Jack Weatherford, author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the
Modern World


In a masterful dual narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, New York Times... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Vaclav & Lena
A Novel
Written by Haley Tanner


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8163-6 (0-8129-8163-4)

Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other. They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Vaclav is precocious and verbal. Lena, struggling with English, takes comfort in the safety of his adoration, his noisy, loving home, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mother. Vaclav imagines... 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: $12.00
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 >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a paperback.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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: $8.95
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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