Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies

    By Alexander Pushkin

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    A drama of ambition, murder, remorse and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the decline of a Russian statesman, whose dynastic aims were foiled by a guilty past and an audacious upstart. Based on history and inspired by Shakespeare, Alexander Pushkin’s daring masterwork is presented here in its rarel…

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    How the Two Ivans Quarrelled

    By Nikolai Gogol

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    The first story in this volume, How the Two Ivans Quarrelled, is an amusing portrayal of two exceptionally close friends, the mortal insult that drives them apart, and the ensuing chaos that occurs. This is Gogol’s humour at its best, where the most irrelevant-seeming details and turns of phrase tak…

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    Lyrics: Volume 1 (1813–17)

    By Alexander Pushkin

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    The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted – through his novel in verse Eugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry – a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less importa…

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    Lyrics: Volume 2 (1817–24)

    By Alexander Pushkin

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    The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted – through his novel in verse Eugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry – a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less importa…

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    Lyrics: Volume 3 (1824–30)

    By Alexander Pushkin

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    The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted – through his novel in verse Eugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry – a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less importa…

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    Lyrics: Volume 4 (1830–37)

    By Alexander Pushkin

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    The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted – through his novel in verse Eugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry – a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less importa…

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    The Abyss and Other Stories

    By Leonid Andreyev

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    As the young Zinaida and her sweetheart, the student Nemovetsky, stroll through the idyllic Russian countryside, their memories, dreams and thoughts about life and the future mingle in the evening breeze. But when night falls, they hasten to retrace their steps back to town through a small wood, whe…

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    The Complete Bulgakov Fiction Collection

    By Mikhail Bulgakov

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    To celebrate the publication of The White Guard, translated by Roger Cockrell, we’re offering our complete fiction works of Mikhail Bulgakov, presented in these eye-popping covers, for only £50 – a 22% discount.

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    The Crocodile

    By Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    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 his prison, due to the German’s concern for his c…

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    The Death of a Civil Servant

    By Anton Chekhov

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    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 volume, ‘A Calculated Marriage’, ‘The Culprit’, ‘The…

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    The Eternal Husband

    By Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    When the rich land owner Velchaninov arrives in St Petersburg, he receives a surprise visit from an old acquaintance, Trusotsky, who has been recently widowed. His late wife, Natalia, was the secret lover of Velchaninov, who realizes that the young child accompanying Trusotsky is his natural daughte…

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    The Forged Coupon

    By Leo Tolstoy

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    In order to repay a small debt, the young student Mitya is persuaded by a friend to falsify a bank bond and cash it in. Little does he suspect that this small misdemeanour will have a profound impact on the lives of many other people around him – indirectly even leading to the gravest of crimes. Thi…

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