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  • Anna Karenina

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $17.10
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679783305
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: October 2000
    A beautiful, passionate Russian woman escapes the restrictions and boredom of her marriage through a love affair with a charming soldier.
  • Anna Karenina

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593080273
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: 2003
    Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina ?one of the greatest love stories in world literature.” Matthew Arnold claimed it was not so much a work of art as ?a piece of life.” Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity.Married to a powerful government minister, Anna Karenina is a beautiful woman who falls deeply in love with a wealthy army officer, the elegant Count Vronsky. Desperate to find truth and meaning in her life, she rashly defies the conventions of Russian society and leaves her husband and son to live with her lover. Condemned and ostracized by her peers and prone to fits of jealousy that alienate Vronsky, Anna finds herself unable to escape an increasingly hopeless situation.Set against this tragic affair is the story of Konstantin Levin, a melancholy landowner whom Tolstoy based largely on himself. While Anna looks for happiness through love, Levin embarks on his own search for spiritual fulfillment through marriage, family, and hard work. Surrounding these two central plot threads are dozens of characters whom Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together, creating a breathtaking tapestry of nineteenth-century Russian society.From its famous opening sentence??Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”?to its stunningly tragic conclusion, this enduring tale of marriage and adultery plumbs the very depths of the human soul.Amy Mandelker, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of Framing Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, the Woman Question, and the Victorian Novel and coeditor of Approaches to Teaching Anna Karenina.
  • Crime and Punishment

    By Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593080815
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: February 2007
    Depicts the cruelty and injustice of life, exemplifying the author's concern for the depraved man and his preoccupation with guilt.
  • Dead Souls

    By Nikolai Gogol

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593080921
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: May 2005
    Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics  series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Russia's first major novel, and perhaps still its most popular, Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls is a comic epic of greed and gluttony that is admired not only for its colorful cast of characters and devastating satire, but also for its sense of moral fervor.The anti-hero of the novel is a man named Chichikov, who hatches a brilliant plan to get rich quick. He will journey through Russia and buy up, at reduced rates, the recently deceased serfs of landowners, who now won't have to pay government taxes on the ?dead souls.' With this list of fictitious serfs as collateral, Chichikov can buy an estate and begin amassing his fortune. What follows is a series of grotesquely humorous transactions with Russian landowners, each more queer and repellant than the last. Although Gogol spends much of the novel exposing the evils of the Russian gentry through absurd and hilarious satire, he also expresses a passionate love for his country that resonates with readers even today.A stylistic tour de force, encompassing an astonishing range of voices from delicate, intimate lyricism to robust, bawdy ribaldry, Dead Souls is an intensely felt anatomy of the human condition.Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has published forty-three books, including biographies of Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, D. H. Lawrence, Joseph Conrad, and George Orwell. He also wrote the Introductions and Notes to the Barnes & Noble Classics editions of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Rudyard Kipling's Kim.
  • Fathers and Sons

    By Ivan Turgenev

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199968494
    • Publisher: The Heritage Press
    • Published: 1941
  • Peasants and Other Stories

    By Anton Chekhov

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322141
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: September 1999
    These nine stories depict the social jockeying of the new Russian industrial rich, the small-minded conservatism of the business class, the intelligentsia's faltering search for political and emotional commitment, the murderous inclinations of religious fundamentalists, the brutalization and enduring humanity of a desperately impoverished peasantry. These are stories that constitute an account of a society reeling on the verge of collapse. 480p.
  • Smoke

    By Ivan Turgenev

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781885983008
    • Publisher: Turtle Point Press
    • Published: April 1995
  • The Brothers Karamazov

    By Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593080457
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: July 2004
    The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. The last and greatest of Dostoevsky's novels, The Brothers Karamazov is a towering masterpiece of literature, philosophy, psychology, and religion. It tells the story of intellectual Ivan, sensual Dmitri, and idealistic Alyosha Karamazov, who collide in the wake of their despicable father's brutal murder.Into the framework of the story Dostoevsky poured all of his deepest concerns—the origin of evil, the nature of freedom, the craving for meaning and, most importantly, whether God exists. The novel is famous for three chapters that may be ranked among the greatest pages of Western literature. “Rebellion” and “The Grand Inquisitor” present what many have considered the strongest arguments ever formulated against the existence of God, while “The Devil” brilliantly portrays the banality of evil. Ultimately, Dostoevsky believes that Christ-like love prevails. But does he prove it?A rich, moving exploration of the critical questions of human existence, The Brothers Karamazov powerfully challenges all readers to reevaluate the world and their place in it. Maire Jaanus is Professor of English and department Chair at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Georg Trakl, Literature and Negation, and a novel, She, and co-editor of Reading Seminars I and II, Reading Seminar XI, and the forthcoming Lacan in the German-Speaking World.
  • The Duel and Other Stories

    By Anton Chekhov

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781606641446
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2008
  • The Essential Tales of Chekhov

    By Anton Chekhov

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060956561
    • Publisher: The Ecco Press / Harper Collins
    • Published: June 2000
    Twenty stories selected from the more than 200 stories that Chekhov wrote, in chronological order, from 1886 to 1899, exhibiting his gift for detail, dialogue and humor; his emotional perception & compassion; and his understanding that life's most important moments ar eoften the most overlooked. 337p.
  • The Idiot

    By Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593080587
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
    • Published: January 2004
    In an attempt to woo two wholesome women--Natasya and Aglaia--the lovesick Prince Myshkin's good deeds are overshadowed by Ganya, the dishonest man of interest to the women, in this volume that includes an introduction and notes.
  • The Kingdom of God Is within You: Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion but as a New Theory of Life

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780803294042
    • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
    • Published: October 1984
    First published in Germany in 1894, after being banned in Russia, The Kingdom of God Is within You reveals Tolstoy's world outlook after his conversion to Christianity. He argues that the kingdom of God is within reach of all.The core of the book deals with his nonresistance to evil, a principle Tolstoy passionately advocated. Gandhi was won over by the book. Tolstoy clearly describes the hazards that bullying governments and false beliefs produced. “The situation of the Christian part of humanity—with its prisons, forced labor, gallows, saloons, brothels, constantly increasing armaments, and millions of confused people ready like trained hounds to attack anyone against whom their masters set them—this situation would be terrible if it were the product of coercion, but it is above all the product of public opinion.”Abhorring the violence of revolution, Tolstoy calls on Christians to remember that the only guide for their actions is to be found in the divine principle dwelling within them, which in no sense can be checked or governed by anyone or anything else.
  • Virgin Soil

    By Ivan Turgenev

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322455
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: August 2000
    Turgenev's biggest and most ambitious work attempts to balance his deep affection for his country and its people with his growing apprehension about whattheir future held in store. This rich and complex book - a love story, a devastating and bitterly funny social satire, and, perhaps, most movingly of all, a heartfelt celebration of the immense beauty of the Russian countryside - is a tragic masterpiece in which one of the 19th century's finest novelists confronts the enduring question of the place of a poetic soul in a political world. 355p.
  • War and Peace

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375760648
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: July 2002
    The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War.

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