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The Duel
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7008-1 (0-8129-7008-X)

First published in 1891, this morality tale pits a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician against one another in a verbal battle of wits and ethics that explodes into a violent contest: the duel. When Laevsky, a lazy youth who works for the government, tires of... Read more






The Brothers Karamazov
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett
Modern Library | Hardcover | January 1996
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60181-4 (0-679-60181-3)

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime and Punishment. To Dostoevsky... Read more






Crime and Punishment
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Ernest J. Simmons
Modern Library | Hardcover | August 1994
$21.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60100-5 (0-679-60100-7)

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Crime and Punishment
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett
Bantam Classics | Paperback | October 1996
$6.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21175-7 (0-553-21175-7)

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime -- the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law -- if it will ultimately... Read more






The Gambler
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6693-0 (0-8129-6693-7)

In this dark and compelling short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting... Read more






The Idiot
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Revised by Anna Brailovsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Joseph Frank
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64242-8 (0-679-64242-0)

Returning to Russia from a sanitarium in Switzerland, the Christ-like epileptic Prince Myshkin finds himself enmeshed in a tangle of love, torn between two women—the notorious kept woman Nastasya and the pure Aglaia—both involved, in turn, with the corrupt, money-hungry Ganya. In the end, Myshkin’s honesty, goodness, and integrity are shown... Read more






The Idiot
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Anne Hruska
Bantam Classics | Paperback | July 1983
$6.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21352-2 (0-553-21352-0)

"My intention is to portray a truly beautiful soul." -- Dostoevsky

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... Read more






Anna Karenina
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Revised by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Mona Simpson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 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






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by A.N. Wilson
Modern Library | Paperback | August 2004
$10.95/12.95(Canada) | 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 fully realized and equally memorable characters that populate this massive chronicle. Out of... Read more






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by A.N. Wilson
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 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






War and Peace
Written by Leo Tolstoy, Translated by Constance Garnett
Modern Library | Hardcover | May 1994
$25.95/38.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60084-8 (0-679-60084-1)

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy's mastwerwork.

War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting...

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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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2001
$11.95/14.95(Canada) | 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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