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Great Russian Short Stories (1958) [Anthology]
by Leonid Andreyev Anton Chekhov Fyodor Dostoevsky Maxim Gorky Alexander Kuprin Mikhail Lermontov Alexander Pushkin Mikhail Saltykov Leo Tolstoy Ivan Turgenev Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

From romanticism to realism, nineteenth-century Russian fiction gave the world masterworlds of the imagination from such authors as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Gorky, and Turgenev. This outstanding collection now allows readers to experience their themes, styles, and characters in thirteen carefully selected short stories—tales that fully reveal the quintessential nature of the Russian writers creating under the tsars. From Pushkin at the beginning of the period, whose work contains the essence of what Russian realism would become, to Gorky, who bridged the days of the 1917 Revolution in his brilliant writings, they were artists moved by the spirit of their land, new political ideas and ideals, and the ancient, dark soul of the Slavic people. Passionate or violent, tormented, humorous, cynical, or shining with unparalleled lyricism, these are magnificent stories created by some of the greatest authors of all time.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Norris Houghton
  • The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
      Translated by T. Keane
  • Taman by Mikhail Lermontov
      Translated by J. H. Wisdom & Marr Murray
  • Bezhin Meadows by Ivan Turgenev
      Translated by Constance Garnett
  • How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials by Mikhail Saltykov
      Translated by Vera Volkhovsky
  • A Gentle Spirit by Fyodor Dostoevsky
      Translated by Constance Garnett
  • The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoevsky
      Translated by Constance Garnett
  • What Men Live By by Leo Tolstoy
      Translator not credited
  • Kholstomer by Leo Tolstoy
      Translator not credited
  • The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov
      Translated by Constance Garnett
  • Anna on the Neck by Anton Chekhov
      Translated by Constance Garnett
  • The Outrage by Alexander Kuprin
      Translated by S. Koteliansky and J. M. Murry
  • In the Steppes by Maxim Gorky
      Translated by R. S. Townsend
  • The Seven Who Were Hanged by Leonid Andreyev
      Translated by Eugenia Schimanskaya & M. Elizabeth Gow

Original title: Great Russian Short Stories
Original languages: Russian

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Queen of Spades, the (1833) [Short Story]
      Author: Alexander Pushkin
     Crocodile, the (1865) [Novella]
      Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
     How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials (1869) [Short Story]
      Author: Mikhail Saltykov
     Anna on the Neck (1895) [Short Story]
      Author: Anton Chekhov
     Lady with the Lapdog, the (1899) [Short Story]
      Author: Anton Chekhov

Edition #1: Great Russian Short Stories

Great Russian Short Stories (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: Norris Houghton
Introduction by: Norris Houghton
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Manifested in:

Great Russian Short Stories (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Laurel
ISBN: 9780440331421
Pages: 346

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Great Russian Short Stories (October 1958)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.4 x 0.7 in
Pages: 383

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