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Great Russian Short Stories

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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 quintessenti...more
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Published September 1st 1990 by Dell Publishing Company (first published August 5th 1990)
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Molly
This was my introduction to the Russian short stories of the late 19th century. I found it on my parents' bookshelves while visiting home after grad school, and needed to give my brain something fresh to chew on, so dug right in. This ancient copy (1958!) has been taped back together three times to no avail, because I keep dropping back in to visit with Pushkin, Tolstoy, and especially Chekhov. I think I might need to learn Russian so I can read the original text.
Mimi
A sampler of Russia's literary greats in one book. Opens up a whole new world of words for book lovers. And check out the first story "Queen of Spades" -- its eloquence lifts up the reader till the surprise ending.
Ragnhildur Helga
In this book, some stories are better than others of course. On the whole though, the book had a profound effect on me. I would recommend it to anyone, without doubt.
Lynn Lipinski
Really loved the last one, The Seven Who Were Hanged, by Leonid Andreyev, and Leo Tolstoy's What Men Live By.
Oumaima Rouky
All the stories are amazing but what I loved most was "A Gentle Spirit"
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