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Portable Nineteenth-century Russian Reader (93 Edition)


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The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader magnificently represents the great voices of this era. It includes such masterworks of world literature as Pushkin's poem "The Bronze Horseman"; Gogol's "The Overcoat"; Turgenev's novel First Love; Chekhov's Uncle Vanya; Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych; and "The Grand Inquisitor" episode from Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov; plus poetry, plays, short stories, novel excerpts, and essays by such writers as Griboyedov, Pavlova, Herzen, Goncharov, Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Maksim Gorky. Distinguished scholar George Gibian provides an introduction, chronology, biographical essays, and a bibliography.

Table of Contents

Note: Names of translators are indicated in italics Introduction by George Gibian

Chronology by George Gibian

Aleksandr Pushkin

Seclusion (Walter Arndt)

Epigram on A. A. Davydova (Walter Arndt)

Winter Evening (Vladimir Nabokov)

To... (Walter Arndt)

Arion (Walter Arndt)

Remembrance (Walter Arndt)

The dreary day is spent (Walter Arndt)

I loved you (Walter Arndt)

The Bronze Horseman (Walter Arndt)

Exegi Monumentum (Vladimir Nabokov)

The Shot (Gillon R. Aitken)

Aleksandr Griboyedov

The Trouble with Reason (Frank R. Reeve)

Mikhail Lermontov

My Native Land (Vladimir Nabokov)

Farewell (Vladimir Nabokov)

From the Author's Introduction to A Hero of Our Time (George Gibian)

Preface to Pechorin's Diary (George Gibian)

Princess Mary (Vladimir Nabokov with Dmitri Nabokov)

Nikolay Gogol

The Overcoat (Bernard Guilbert Guerney)

Easter Sunday (from Selected Passages) (George Gibian)

In Praise of Russian Peasants (from Dead Souls, vol. 2) (Jesse Zeldin)

On the Character of the Russians (George Gibian)

The Controversy over Gogol's Selected Passages: Vissarion Belinsky, Letter to Gogol (George Gibian)

Apollon Grigoryev, on Gogol (George Gibian)

Aleksandr Blok, on Gogl and Grigoryev (George Gibian)

Vladmiri Kniazhnin, on Grigoryev (George Gibian)

Sergey Aksakov

Mikhail Maximovich Kurolesov (from The Family Chronicle) (M. C. Beverley)

Fyodor Tyutchev


Summer Nightfall



The Abyss

Human Tears

Last Love (all by Vladimir Nabokov)

Is Russia Distinct from the West? (George Gibian)

Karolina Pavlova

From A Double Life

Strange, the Way We Met (both by Barbara Heldt)

Ivan Goncharov

Oblomov's Dream (David Magarshack)

Ivan Turgenev

First Love (Ivy and Tatiana Litvinov, revised by George Gibian)

On Belinsky (David Magarshack)

On the Russian Language (George Gibian)

Aleksandr Herzen

Recollections of Russian Intellectuals-1830s and 1860s (from My Past and Thoughts) (Leo Navrozov)

Russian Folk Proverbs

(George Gibian) Kozma Prutkov

The Fruits of Reflection: Thoughts and Aphorisms (George Gibian)

A Memory of Bygone Days (by Barbara Heldt)

Fyodr Dostoyevsky

The Grand Inquisitor (from The Brothers Karamazov) (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

On the Mission of Russia (George Gibian)

On Russian Distinctiveness and Universality (from a speech on Pushkin) (George Gibian)

Leo Tolstoy

The Death of Ivan Ilych (Aylmer Maude)

Master and Man (S. Rapoport and John C. Kenworthy, revised by George Gibian)

How Literature Teaches Us about Moral and Psychological Life (George Gibian)

Anton Chekhov

The Lady with the Dog (Ivy Litvinov)

Uncle Vanya (David Magarshack)

Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin

The Story of How One Russian Peasant Fed Two Russian Generals (George Gibian)

Maksim Gorky

Twenty-Six Men and One Girl (Bernard Isaacs, revised by George Gibian)

Vladimir Solovyov

Lectures on Godmanhood (George L. Kline)

Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

Gibian, George
Penguin Books
Gibian, George
Gibian, George
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
History & Criticism *
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Collections and anthologies
Translations into english
Russian literature
Russian literature -- 19th century -- Translations into English.
Russian literature -- 19th century.
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
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Viking Portable Library
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Grade Level:
from 12
7.94 x 5.18 x 1.16 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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