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Russian Tales of the Fantastic (1994) [Anthology]
by Leonid Andreyev Aleksey Apukhtin Valery Bryusov Fyodor Dostoevsky Nikolai Gogol Mikhail Lermontov Nikolai (N.S.) Leskov Vladimir Odoevsky Alexander Pushkin Ivan Turgenev Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The stories translated in this fascinating anthology reveal the peculiarly Russian world of fantasy: conversations among corpses in a graveyard; a skeleton bounding up to its undertaker at a party; a dead man's account of the wasteland of the afterlife; a woman disappearing into a mirror to become the refleciton within. Are these really incursions into other worlds, or are the characters quite simply mad? Marily Minto gives brief biographical details for each author along with an analysis of the story, providing both general readers and students of Russian literature with a basis on which to build their own interpretations.


  • The Coffin-Maker by Alexander Pushkin
  • St. John's Eve by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Ghost by Vladimir Odoevsky
  • Stoss by Mikhail Lermontov
  • The White Eagle (A Ghost Story) by Nikolai Leskov
  • Bobok by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • A Song of Triumphant Love by Ivan Turgenev
  • Between Life and Death by Aleksey Apukhtin
  • In the Mirror by Valery Bryusov
  • The Grand Slam by Leonid Andreyev

Original title: Russian Tales of the Fantastic
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionHorrorDark Fantasy
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     St. John's Eve (1830) [Short Story]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Bobok (1873) [Short Story]
      Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky


  • Dedication: "To my mother, and my late father"

Edition #1: Russian Tales of the Fantastic

Russian Tales of the Fantastic (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Marilyn Minto
Introduction by: Marilyn Minto
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Manifested in:

Russian Tales of the Fantastic (May 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Duckworth
ISBN: 9781853992254
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.3 x 0.6
Pages: 199

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