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1322 руб.

Sofia Tolstoy. The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy

When Sofia Behrs married Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of -War and Peace-, husband and wife regularly exchanged diaries covering the years from 1862 to 1910. Sofia-s life was not an easy one: she idealized her husband, but was tormented by him; even her many children were not an unmitigated blessing. In the background of her life was one of the most turbulent periods of Russian history: the transi...
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551 руб.

Chekhov Anton. The Story of a Nobody

A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a government official-s son, with a view to spying on the father and, ultimately, assassinating him. But the young man entrusted with the task - an ailing, world-weary nobody - seized with the purposelessness of life and a sense of his own impending death, gradually becomes disillusioned with his mission, and decides to embark on a new path whi...
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700 руб.

Chekhov Anton. Sakhalin Island

In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia, and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with a...
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700 руб.

Bulgakov Mikhail. A Young Doctor-s Notebook

Using a sharply realistic and humorous style, Bulgakov reveals his doubts about his own competence and the immense burden of responsibility, as he deals with a superstitious and poorly educated people struggling to enter the modern age. This acclaimed collection represents some of Bulgakov-s most personal and insightful observations on youth, isolation and progress....
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650 руб.

Pushkin Alexander. Ruslan and Lyudmila

In order to rescue his beloved Lyudmila, who has been abducted by the evil wizard Chernomor, the warrior Ruslan faces an epic and perilous quest, encoutering a multitude of fantastic and terrifying characters along the way. The basis for Glinka-s famous opera of the same name, Ruslan and Lyudmila - Pushkin-s second longest poetical work - is a dramatic and ingenious retelling of Russian folklore, ...
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754 руб.

Bunin Ivan. The Village

Ivan Bunin-s first published work, The Village is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of rural life in south-west Russia. Set at the time of the 1905 Revolution and centering on episodes in the lives of two peasant brothers - characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human - it reveals the pettiness, violence and ignorance of life on the land....
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald F.Scott. All the Sad Young Men

Published a year after The Great Gatsby, this short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel-s themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac -The Rich Boy- and -Winter Dreams-, deal with wealthy protagonists - the old-money Anson Hunter and the self-made man Dexter Green - as they come to terms with lost love; while -Absolution-, ...
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald F.Scott. The Great Gatsby

Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two men strike up an unlikely friendship, details of Gatsby-s impossible love for a married woman emerge,...
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833 руб.

Pushkin Alexander. Love Poems

One of the many aspects of Alexander Pushkin-s immense contribution to Russian language and literature, and perhaps the one he is most popular for, is his mastery of the love poem, a genre which he perfected like few others before or after him. This volume contains a selection of his most famous and enduring verse explorations of love, such as I Loved You, Night, and A Magic Moment I Remember, pie...
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald F. Scott. Tender is the Night

While holidaying at a villa on the French Riviera, Dick and Nicole Diver, a wealthy American couple, meet the young film star Rosemary Hoyt. Her arrival causes a stir in their social circle and exposes the cracks in their fragile marriage. As their relationship unravels, the glimpses of their troubled past emerge, and a series of disturbing events unfolds....
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald F. Scott. This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise charts the life of Amory Blaine, an ambitious young man loosely based on Fitzgerald himself, as he moves from his well-heeled Midwest home to study at Princeton and then starts frequenting the circles of high society as an aspiring writer. Experiencing failure and frustration in love and in his career, Blaine finds his youthful enthusiasm gradually giving way to disillusionme...
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned

The heir to his grandfather-s considerable fortune, Anthony Patch is led astray from the path to gainful employment by the temptations and distractions of the 1920s Jazz Age. His descent into dissolution and profligacy is accelerated by his marriage to the attractive but turbulent Gloria, and the couple soon discover the dangerous flip side of a life of glamour and debauchery....
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833 руб.

Stothard A. The Pink Hotel

A seventeen-year-old London girl flies to Los Angeles for the funeral of her mother Lily, from whom she was separated in her childhood. After stealing a suitcase of letters, clothes and photographs from her mum-s bedroom at the top of a hotel on Venice Beach, the girl spends her summer travelling around Los Angeles in a bid to track down the men who knew her mother. As she discovers more about Lil...
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601 руб.

Turgenev . Smoke

New translation of one of the most celebrated novels by the author of Fathers and Children. On his way back to Russia after some years spent in the West, Grigory Mikhailovich Litvinov, the son of a retired official of merchant stock, stops over in... ...
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald S. . Tales of the Jazz Age

Part of Alma Classics Fitzgerald's mini-series. Lavishly produced edition with flaps and b&w plates. A collection of early short stories which helped make Fitzgerald's name, Tales of the Jazz Age combines period pieces - the most notable... ...
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650 руб.

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov . The Fatal Eggs

Professor Persikov, an eccentric zoologist, stumbles upon a new light ray that accelerates growth and reproduction rates in living organisms. In the wake of a plague that has decimated the country's poultry stocks, Persikov's discovery is... ...
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650 руб.

Bulgakov Mikhail . Notes on a Cuff and Other Stories

Written between 1920 and 1921 while Bugakov was working in a hospital in the remote Caucasian outpost of Vladikavkaz, Notes on a Cuff is a series of journalistic sketches which show the young doctor trying to embark on a literary career among the... ...
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald F Scott . The Last Tycoon

Monroe Stahr is a film producer at the height of his career, revered by the industry and in control of every aspect of his business empire. In his ruthless rise to the top, the young widower has had little time for sentiment, until he meets the... ...
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601 руб.

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov . Black Snow

After being saved from a suicide attempt by a literary editor, the journalist and failed novelist Sergei Maxudov has a book suddenly accepted for stage adaptation at a prestigious venue and finds himself propelled into Moscow's theatrical world.... ...
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833 руб.

Dickens Charles . George Silverman's Explanation

After a traumatic early childhood spent living in poverty in a Preston cellar, the suddenly orphaned George Silverman grows up convinced that he is at fault for all the misfortunes in his life. Hoodwinked by hypocritical clergymen and exploited by his... ...
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731 руб.

Scott F. Fitzgerald . Babylon Revisited and Other Stories

Set in the year after the 1929 crash and incorporating many autobiographical elements, 'Babylon Revisited' tells the story of the widower Charlie Wales, a reformed alcoholic and successful businessman returning to Paris to convince his... ...
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731 руб.

Scott F. Fitzgerald . The Pat Hobby Stories

A Hollywood hack who has fallen on hard times since the end of the Silent Era, Pat Hobby spends his time hanging out in the studio lot attempting to devise schemes - such as pressing his secretary for blackmail material against a studio executive - to... ...
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647 руб.

Goncharov Ivan . Oblomov

New, award-winning translation of Goncharov's popular masterpiece. First published in 1859, Oblomov is an indisputable classic of Russian literature, comparable in its stature to such masterpieces as Gogol's Dead Souls, Tolstoy's Anna... ...
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833 руб.

Kipling Rudyard . Dog Stories

Throughout his life Rudyard Kipling was fond of dogs, and while they featured prominently in early tales such as 'The Dog Hervey' and 'Garm - a Hostage', he later came up with the innovative idea of writing a story from the... ...
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653 руб.

Merezhkovsky Dmitry . Leonardo

This evocative account of the life of the Renaissance's greatest figure traces Leonardo's early development as an artist and court figure to his final years in exile, portraying his loves and sufferings, as well as his intellectual curiosity... ...
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539 руб.

Pushkin Alexander . Belkin's Stories

First published in 1831, Belkin's Stories was the first completed work of fiction by the founding father of Russian literature. Through a series of interlinked stories purporting to have been told by various narrators to the recently deceased... ...
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376 руб.

Wilde Oscar . The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray is having his picture painted by Basil Hallward, who is charmed by his looks. But when Sir Henry Wotton visits, and seduces Dorian into the worship of youthful beauty with an intoxicating speech, Dorian makes a wish he will live to regret:... ...
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529 руб.

Woolf Virginia . Mrs Dalloway

As Mrs Dalloway works on the preparations for a dinner party, her thoughts throughout the day wander from memories of the past to interrogations about the present and lead her to assess the choices she has made in life and love. Her monologue... ...
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630 руб.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe . The Sorrows of Young Werther

Presented as a collection of confessional letters written by the eponymous protagonist, The Sorrows of Young Werther charts the emotional journey of a young man who, during a stay in a picturesque German village, falls in love with Lotte, a local... ...
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376 руб.

Austen Jane . Pride and Prejudice

The pride of high-ranking Mr Darcy and the prejudice of middle-class Elizabeth Bennet conduct an absorbing dance through the rigid social hierarchies of early-nineteenth-century England, with the passion of the two unlikely lovers growing as their... ...
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650 руб.

Chekhov Anton . In the Twilight

In the Twilight, the third collection of short stories compiled by Anton Chekhov himself, was his first major success and won him the prestigious Pushkin Prize when it was published in 1887. This volume represents a clear milestone in the... ...
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529 руб.

Dostoevsky Fyodor . The Gambler

Inspired by Dostoevsky's own gambling addiction and written under pressure in order to pay off his creditors and retain his rights to his literary legacy, The Gambler is set in the casino of the fictional German spa town of Roulettenburg and... ...
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539 руб.

Dostoevsky Fyodor . The Idiot

After spending several years in a sanatorium recovering from an illness that caused him to lose his memory and ability to reason, Prince Myshkin arrives in St Petersburg and is at once confronted with the stark realities of life in the Russian capital... ...
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551 руб.

Gogol Nikolai. Petersburg Tales

Written in the 1830s and early 1840s, these comic stories tackle life behind the cold and elegant facade of the Imperial capital from the viewpoints of various characters, such as a collegiate assessor who one day finds that his nose has detached......
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868 руб.

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov. A Dog-s Heart

When a stray dog dying on the streets of Moscow is taken in by a wealthy professor, he is subjected to medical experiments in which he receives various transplants of human organs. As he begins to transform into a rowdy, unkempt human by the name of......
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700 руб.

Bunin Ivan. Dark Avenues

Considered one of the most influential authors of twentieth century Russian Literature, Ivan Bunin-s Dark Avenues is the culmination of a life-s work which unrelentingly questioned of the political doxa whilst taking his poetic mastery of......
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529 руб.

Dostoevsky Fyodor. Notes from Underground

The unnamed narrator of the novel, a former government official, has decided to retire from the world and lead a life of inactivity and contemplation. His fiercely bitter, cynical and witty monologue ranges from general observations and philosophical......
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630 руб.

Carroll Lewis. Alice-s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass

Originally conceived by its author as an entertaining story for Alice Liddell, the daughter of an Oxford dean, Alice-s Adventures in Wonderland, the fantastic tale of the young Alice-s encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the......
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731 руб.

Scott F. Fitzgerald. Image on the Heart and Other Stories

When Tudy-s first husband tragically dies, she takes up the offer of Tom, a family friend, to pay for her to go study in France. As she and her benefactor become close, she agrees to marry him in Provence later that year. But as the wedding......
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731 руб.

Scott F. Fitzgerald. The Intimate Strangers and Other Stories

Sara, the American wife of a French aristocrat, has had two encounters with her compatriot Cedric Killian, one a youthful idyll in North Carolina and the other during the First World War, when he was a soldier about to go to battle. When, years later......
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776 руб.

Twain Mark. The Diaries of Adam and Eve

Mark Twain-s gloriously funny Diary of Adam and Eve, which John Updike recently described as a paradigm of the relations between sexes, is presented here with a number of other Twain pieces on our two oldest ancestors, showing the writer-s......
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833 руб.

Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov. Diaboliad and Other Stories

In Bulgakov-s Diaboliad, the modest and unassuming office clerk Korotkov is summarily sacked for a trifling error from his job at the First Central Depot for the Materials for Matches, and tries to seek out his newly assigned superior Kalsoner,......
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754 руб.

Goncharov Ivan. The Same Old Story

Filled with dreams of pursuing a career as a poet, the young Alexander Aduev moves from the country to St Petersburg, where he takes up lodgings next to his uncle Pyotr, a shrewd and world-weary businessman. As his ideals are challenged by......
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601 руб.

Tolstoy Leo. Hadji Murat

Tolstoy knew as he was writing Hadji Murat, his last work of fiction, that it would not be published in his lifetime, and so gave an uncompromising portrayal of the Russians- faults and the nature of the rebels- struggle. In the process, he......
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731 руб.

Fitzgerald S. The Last of the Belles and Other Stories

Inspired by Fitzgerald-s own courtship of his future wife Zelda, -The Last of the Belles- centres on the Southern beauty Ailie Calhoun from Tarleton, Georgia, who finds herself the object of attention of all the officers at a nearby......
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833 руб.

Sepulveda Luis . The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly

A Cat, A Seagull, An Impossible Task... Caught up in an oil spill, a dying seagull scrambles ashore to lay her final egg and lands on a balcony, where she meets Zorba, a big black cat from the port of Hamburg. The cat promises the seagull to look... ...
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653 руб.

Turgenev Ivan. Virgin Soil

Turgenev-s final novel, Virgin Soil traces the destinies of several middle-class revolutionaries who seek to go to the people by working on the land and instilling democratic ideas in the countryside-s locals. They include the daydreaming......
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945 руб.

Dovlatov Sergei . Pushkin Hills

An unpublished writer and a chronic alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov is short of cash, at odds with the government and divorced from his wife Tatyana, who intends to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha. The prospect of a summer job as a tourist... ...
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601 руб.

Turgenev Ivan . Faust

In a series of nine letters, the narrator tells his friend how he introduced Vera Nikolayevna, a married woman who had been forbidden as a child to read fiction and poetry, to the intellectual pleasures of Goethe's masterpiece. Opening up in... ...
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500 руб.

Chekhov Anton . The Kiss and Other Stories

While at a party organized by the lieutenant of his regiment, the shy and awkward Ryabovitch is suddenly kissed by an unknown woman in a dark room. This unexpected and electrifying encounter marks a turning point in his life and a shift in his... ...
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653 руб.

Swift Jonathan. The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders

A glorious exercise in cheeky punmanship, The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders sees Jonathan Swift in fine scatological form. Flying by the seat of his pants, the great author treats us to a condensed biography of his posterior, enlivened by some inspired......
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833 руб.

Swift Jonathan. The Battle of the Books

Inspired by Boileau-s Lutrin and illustrating the debate within European intellectual circles between the Ancients, who argued that all essential knowledge was to be found in classical texts, and the Moderns, who claimed that contemporary......
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833 руб.

Swift Jonathan. The Benefit of Farting Explained

What is the nature, essence and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be taboo? Swift-s The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, in a forceful a posteriori fashion,......
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833 руб.

Dickens Charles . The Life of Our Lord

Never published in its author's lifetime and intended solely for his own children, to whom he read it every Christmas, The Life of Our Lord is an accessible and gently humorous take on the life of Jesus Christ and his teachings.Far removed from... ...
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500 руб.

Dostoevsky Fyodor. The Crocodile

The civil servant Ivan Matveich and his wife Yelena Ivanovna are spectators of an exhibition - in a shopping arcade - of a crocodile owned by a German, when Ivan is suddenly swallowed alive by the animal. Unsuccessful in his attempts to be freed from......
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833 руб.

Chekhov Anton. Death of a Civil Servant

In The Death of a Civil Servant, an administrative clerk accidentally sneezes on a hierarchical superior at the opera, which results in great embarrassment and hilarious and futile attempts at atonement. The other short stories included in this......
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833 руб.

Bonaparte Napoleon . Aphorisms And Thoughts

Spurred by a lifelong fascination with the great emperor, French novelist Honore de Balzac set himself the painstaking task of collecting a selection of Napoleon's aphorisms from his public speeches and the gazettes of the time. Arranged into... ...
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601 руб.

Dostoevsky F. Winter Notes On Summer Impressions

In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, he also wished to see firsthand the source of the Western ideas he believed were......
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650 руб.

Turgenev I. Rudin

Dmitry Rudin, a high-minded gentleman of reduced means, arrives at the estate of Darya Mikhailovna, where his intelligence, eloquence and conviction immediately make a powerful impression. As he stys on longer than intended, Rudin exerts a strong......
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500 руб.

Chekhov A. The Woman in the Case and Other Stories

This collection of lesser-known early short fiction - ranging from absurd humorous sketches to psychological dramas and tragic tales - demonstrates Anton Chekhov-s mastery of the genre, with stories about marital infidelity, betrayal, deception......
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