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Best Russian Short Stories

Best Russian Short Stories by Various
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In this collection of Russian stories, editor and compiler Thomas Seltzer selects from a range of the best examples of 19th and early 20th century Russian literature. As a survey of famous authors at the height of the powers, as well as some writers who have been unjustly neglected, this anthology is indispensable.

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[Illustration: ANTON P. CHEKHOV, RUSSIA'S GREATEST SHORT STORY WRITER]

BEST RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES

Compiled and Edited by THOMAS SELTZER

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE QUEEN OF SPADES A.S. Pushkin

THE CLOAK N.V. Gogol

THE DISTRICT DOCTOR I.S. Turgenev

THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND THE WEDDING F.M. Dostoyevsky

GOD SEES THE TRUTH, BUT WAITS L.N. Tolstoy

HOW A MUZHIK FED TWO OFFICIALS M.Y. Saltykov

THE SHADES, A PHANTASY V.G. Korolenko

THE SIGNAL V.N. Garshin

THE DARLING A.P. Chekhov

THE BET A.P. Chekhov

VANKA A.P. Chekhov

HIDE AND SEEK F.K. Sologub

DETHRONED I.N. Potapenko

THE SERVANT S.T. Semyonov

ONE AUTUMN NIGHT M. Gorky

HER LOVER M. Gorky

LAZARUS L.N. Andreyev

THE REVOLUTIONIST M.P. Artzybashev

THE OUTRAGE A.I. Kuprin

INTRODUCTION

Conceive the joy of a lover of nature who, leaving the art galleries, wanders out among the trees and wild flowers and birds that the pictures of the galleries have sentimentalised. It is some such joy that the man who truly loves the noblest in letters feels when tasting for the first time the simple delights of Russian literature... Continue reading book >>


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