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Книга A Game of Chess and Other Stories. Zweig Stefan A Game of Chess and Other Stories
Zweig Stefan
When it is discovered that the reigning world chess champion, Mirko Czentovic, is on board a cruiser heading for Buenos Aires, a fellow passenger challenges him to a game. Czentovic easily defeats him

Книга A Nest of the Gentry. Turgenev Ivan A Nest of the Gentry
Turgenev Ivan
Coming back to the “nest” of his family home in Russia after years of fruitless endeavours away from his roots, Lavretsky decides to turn his back on the vacuous salons of Paris and his frivolous and

Книга Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. Carroll Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass
Carroll Lewis
Originally conceived by its author as an entertaining story for Alice Liddell, the daughter of an Oxford dean, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the fantastic tale of the young Alice's encounters with

Книга Anna Karenina. Tolstoy Lео Anna Karenina
Tolstoy Lео
Leo Tolstoy's most personal novel, Anna Karenina scrutinizes fundamental ethical and theological questions through the tragic story of its eponymous heroine. Anna is desperately pursuing a good, "mora

Книга Belkin's Stories. Pushkin Alexander Belkin's Stories
Pushkin Alexander
First published in 1831, Belkin's Stories was the first completed work of fiction by the founding father of Russian literature. Through a series of interlinked stories purporting to have been told by

Книга Black Snow. Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov Black Snow
Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
After being saved from a suicide attempt by a literary editor, the journalist and failed novelist Sergei Maxudov has a book suddenly accepted for stage adaptation at a prestigious venue and finds hims

Книга Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies. Pushkin Alexander Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies
Pushkin Alexander
A drama of ambition, murder, remorse and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the decline of a Russian statesman, whose dynastic aims were foiled by a guilty past and an audacious upstart. Based on histo

Книга Childhood, Boyhood, Youth. Tolstoy Leo Childhood, Boyhood, Youth
Tolstoy Leo
This trilogy of short novels, taken as a whole, recounts the young narrator’s early life up to his university days, each episode told through the perceptions, points of view and emotions felt by the p

Книга Death of a Civil Servant. Chekhov Anton Death of a Civil Servant
Chekhov Anton
In The Death of a Civil Servant, an administrative clerk accidentally sneezes on a hierarchical superior at the opera, which results in great embarrassment and hilarious and futile attempts at atoneme

Книга Diaboliad and Other Stories. Bulgakov Mikhail Afanasevich Diaboliad and Other Stories
Bulgakov Mikhail Afanasevich
In Bulgakov's Diaboliad, the modest and unassuming office clerk Korotkov is summarily sacked for a trifling error from his job at the First Central Depot for the Materials for Matches, and tries to se

Книга Diaries and Selected Letters. Bulgakov Mikhail Diaries and Selected Letters
Bulgakov Mikhail
The career of Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of The Master and Margarita – now regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century literature – was characterized by a constant and largely unsuccess

Книга Eugene Onegin. Pushkin Alexander Eugene Onegin
Pushkin Alexander
When the world-weary dandy Eugene Onegin moves from St Petersburg to take up residence in the country estate he has inherited, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his neighbour, the poet Vladimi

Книга Fathers and Children. Turgenev Ivan Fathers and Children
Turgenev Ivan
"Fathers and Children", arguably the first modern novel in the history of Russian literature, shocked readers when it was first published in 1862 - the controversial character of Bazarov, a self-procl

Книга Faust. Turgenev Ivan Faust
Turgenev Ivan
In a series of nine letters, the narrator tells his friend how he introduced Vera Nikolayevna, a married woman who had been forbidden as a child to read fiction and poetry, to the intellectual pleasur

Книга Frankenstein. Shelley Mary Frankenstein
Shelley Mary
Since it was first published in 1818, Mary Shelley's seminal novel has generated countless print, stage and screen adaptations, but none has ever matched the power and philosophical resonance of the o

Книга How the Two Ivans Quarrelled and Other Russian Comic Stories. Gogol Nikolai How the Two Ivans Quarrelled and Other Russian Comic Stories
Gogol Nikolai
The first story in this volume, How the Two Ivans Quarrelled, is an amusing portrayal of two exceptionally close friends, the mortal insult that drives them apart, and the ensuing chaos that occurs. T

Книга Humiliated and Insulted. Dostoevsky Fyodor Humiliated and Insulted
Dostoevsky Fyodor
Oscar Wilde claimed that Humiliated and Insulted is not at all inferior to the other great masterpieces and Friedrich Nietzsche is said to have wept over it. Its construction is that of an intricate d

Книга In the Twilight. Chekhov Anton In the Twilight
Chekhov Anton
In the Twilight, the third collection of short stories compiled by Anton Chekhov himself, was his first major success and won him the prestigious Pushkin Prize when it was published in 1887. This volu

Книга Jane Eyre. Bronte Charlotte Jane Eyre
Bronte Charlotte
A novel of high romance and great intensity, Jane Eyre has enjoyed popular success and critical acclaim ever since its publication in 1847. Jane's journey from a troubled childhood to independence - a

Книга Lassie Come-Home. Knight Eric Lassie Come-Home
Knight Eric
Everyone in the Yorkshire town of Greenall Bridge knows Lassie, the prize collie of miner Sam Carraclough and his son Joe. But when the family falls on hard times, Sam is forced to sell his dog to the

Книга Leonardo. Merezhkovsky Dmitry Leonardo
Merezhkovsky Dmitry
This evocative account of the life of the Renaissance's greatest figure traces Leonardo's early development as an artist and court figure to his final years in exile, portraying his loves and sufferin

Книга Love Poems. Pushkin Alexander Love Poems
Pushkin Alexander
One of the many aspects of Alexander Pushkin’s immense contribution to Russian language and literature, and perhaps the one he is most popular for, is his mastery of the love poem, a genre which he pe

Книга Love Poems. Pushkin Alexander Love Poems
Pushkin Alexander
One of the many aspects of Alexander Pushkin's immense contribution to Russian language and literature, and perhaps the one he is most popular for, is his mastery of the love poem, a genre which he pe

Книга Moby Dick. Melville Herman Moby Dick
Melville Herman
When the young Ishmael gets on board Captain Ahab's whaling ship, little does he suspect that the mission on which he is about to embark is the fulfilment of his master's obsessive desire for revenge

Книга Notes on a Cuff and Other Stories. Bulgakov Mikhail Notes on a Cuff and Other Stories
Bulgakov Mikhail
Written between 1920 and 1921 while Bugakov was working in a hospital in the remote Caucasian outpost of Vladikavkaz, Notes on a Cuff is a series of journalistic sketches which show the young doctor t

Книга Notes from Underground. Dostoevsky Fyodor Notes from Underground
Dostoevsky Fyodor
The unnamed narrator of the novel, a former government official, has decided to retire from the world and lead a life of inactivity and contemplation. His fiercely bitter, cynical and witty monologue

Книга Oblomov. Goncharov Ivan Oblomov
Goncharov Ivan
New, award-winning translation of Goncharov's popular masterpiece. First published in 1859, Oblomov is an indisputable classic of Russian literature, comparable in its stature to such masterpieces as

Книга On the Eve. Turgenev Ivan On the Eve
Turgenev Ivan
On the eve of the Crimean War, the young, headstrong Yelena, the daughter of aristocratic Russian parents, falls in love with a revolutionary from Bulgaria named Insarov. Facing the wrath and disappro

Книга Petersburg Tales. Gogol Nikolai Petersburg Tales
Gogol Nikolai
Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant facade of the Imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assesso

Книга Plays. Chekhov A. Plays
Chekhov A.
The most widely staged dramatist after Shakespeare, Chekhov left a deep mark both on the development of Russian literature and world theatre, with plays that were remarkable not just for their dialogu