The Modern Library Collection Essential Russian Novels 4-Book Bundle

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 10, 2012 - Fiction - 3824 pages
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The enduring genius of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky shines through in this special eBook collection that includes four classic Russian novels—each one recognized as a masterpiece of world literature.
 
ANNA KARENINA
 
“One of the greatest love stories in world literature.”—Vladimir Nabokov
 
Anna Karenina is Tolstoy’s classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The rich and complex story charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer.
 
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
 
Crime and Punishment has upon most readers an impact as immediate and obvious and full as the news of murder next door.”—R. P. Blackmur
 
The story of the murder committed by Raskolnikov and his guilt and atonement, Dostoevsky’s brilliant novel is without doubt the most gripping and illuminating account ever written of a crime of repugnance and despair and the consequences that inevitably arise from it.
 
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV
 
The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of Dostoevsky’s art.”—The Washington Post Book World
 
Dostoevsky’s crowning achievement is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society. To Dostoevsky, it captured the quintessence of Russian character in all its exaltation, compassion, and profligacy.
 
WAR AND PEACE
 
“There remains the greatest of all novelists—for what else can we call the author of War and Peace?”—Virginia Woolf
 
Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy’s genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle—all of them fully realized and equally memorable.
 

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Robert Fischer, the editor of this text, has a B.A. in Mathematics from Hamline University (Saint Paul, Minnesota), and a M.Div from Duke Divinity School (Durham, North Carolina) with a focus in embodied spirituality. He has written on topics ranging from the spirituality of sexuality to programming language development. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.

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