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comedy in verse, satirizing the society of post-Napoleonic Moscow, or, as a high official in the play styled it, "a pasquinade on Moscow." The play, written in 1823 in the countryside and in Tiflis, was not passed by the censorship for the stage, and only

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Miniature edition. Has a bookmark and a golden cut. Illustrated.

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A collection of 25 short stiories by famous Russain author.


Можно сказать, что весь XIX век прошел под знаком А. С. Пушкина. Но и сегодня, в XXI веке, уже тысячекратно повторенные школьными учебниками и хрестоматиями гениальные пушкинские строки не обесценились: как все причастное к вечности, они дарят радость, вселяют надежду и утешение. В настоящем издании представлены роман в стихах «Евгений Онегин», а также...


It is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or antihero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the Caucasus.


Anna Karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of literature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of unparalleled richness and density. Tolstoy considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels,- of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable...


Anna Karenina ( is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's negative views of Russian volunteers going to fight in Serbia); therefore, the novel's...


Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar...


This book of stories the author himself called "a brief history of human relations." This incredibly light and deep in content collection of satirical stories is dedicated to the main causes of the most significant turning points in world history. Money, love, guile, failures and amazing events - that, in the author's opinion, is the engine of any human...


The remarkable book by Mikhail Leonovich Gasparov (1935-2005), an outstanding scholar and brilliant connoisseur of antiquity, is devoted to the history of ancient Greek civilization. Military art and politics, philosophy and theater, sculpture and poetry, manners and occupations of the ancient Hellenes, as well as Greek gods and heroes - the era of Hellas...


It is a pseudo-autobiographical postmodernist prose poem by Russian writer and satirist Venedikt Erofeev. Written between 1969 and 1970 this book was passed around in samizdat for a long time. The story follows an alcoholic intellectual, Venya (or Venichka), as he travels by a suburban train on a 125 km (78 mi) journey from Moscow to visit his beautiful...


Eight short stores with parallel translation into English language. Includes comments.


A Hero of Our Time is a novel by Mikhail Lermontov, written in 1839 and revised in 1841. It is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or anti-hero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the Caucasus.


"Invitation to Beheading" (1934, published 1935-1936) is the seventh Russian novel of Vladimir Nabokov. In an unnamed fictional country, a young man expects execution, being imprisoned in a fortress and sentenced to death for his oppressive public disorder, or, as the court says, "epistemological vileness." Visited by the "wretched ghosts" of guards and...


"Notes from the Dead House", "Notes from the Underground", "Crime and Punishment", "Idiot" and other masterpieces were already written, and Dostoevsky still felt an acute sense of dissatisfaction and, by his own admission, was only getting to his main work. In 1871-1872 he published his sixth novel with a defiant and symbolic name "Demons". A fascinating...


Vladimir Nabokov's early novel is the dazzling story of the coarse, strange yet oddly endearing chess-playing genius Luzhin. Discovering his prodigious gift in boyhood and rising to the rank of International Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical passion for chess that renders the real world a phantom. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian...


One of the supreme masterpieces of world literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the forefront of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's greatest novelists. Drawing upon experiences from his own prison days, the author recounts in feverish, compelling tones the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his...


In Soviet Russia in 1927, a former member of nobility, Ippolit Vorobyaninov, works as a desk clerk, until his mother-in-law reveals on her deathbed that her family jewelry had been hidden from the Bolsheviks in one of the twelve chairs from the family?s dining room set. Those chairs, along with all other personal property, had been expropriated by the...


The unsurpassed talent of the classic Russian prose Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and the magnificent technique of the book illustrator Natalia Demidova were skillfully combined in this edition. Expressive images created by the artist, accurately convey the moo


A graphic description of life in a Stalin-era labor camp in Siberia. Simple but relentless. One of the best books of the 20th century that stunned the literary world when it was published in 1962. A picture of dehumanization.

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