February 02, 2005

Book Picks - Literature


Book Picks - Literature
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy
Hardcover, 736pp.
Barnes & Noble Books
October 1992
The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jon Surgal (Introduction)
Hardcover, 729pp.
Barnes & Noble Books
September 1995
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Hardcover, 449pp.
Barnes & Noble Books
June 1994
War and Peace
War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy
Hardcover, 696pp.
Barnes & Noble Books
October 1992
Lectures on Russian Literature
Lectures on Russian Literature

Vladimir Nabokov, Fredson Bowers (Editor)
Paperback, 324pp.
Harcourt
September 1982
The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol
The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol, Leonard J. Kent (Editor)
Paperback, 259pp.
University of Chicago Press
February 1985
Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend
Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend

Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Hardcover, 392pp.
A B C-CLIO, Inc.
December 1998
A Confession and Other Religious Writings
A Confession and Other Religious Writings

Leo Tolstoy, Jane Kentish (Translator)
Paperback, 225pp.
Penguin USA
January 1988
The Essential Turgenev
The Essential Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev, Elizabeth Cheresh Allen (Editor)
Paperback, 884pp.
Northwestern University Press
June 1993
The Plays of Anton ChekhovThe Plays of Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov, Paul Schmidt (Translator)
Paperback, 400pp.
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
April 1998
Chekhov Stories: 1883-1888 (Modern Library Series)
Chekhov Stories: 1883-1888

Anton Chekhov, Shelby Foote (Introduction)
Hardcover, 642pp.
Random House, Incorporated
April 1998
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