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Timeless Classics: The Best Russian Short Stories (Illustrated)

Timeless Classics: The Best Russian Short Stories (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Fyodor Dostoyevsky , Nikolai Gogol , Leo Tolstoy , Anton Chekhov
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*Includes 19 of history’s greatest short stories
*Illustrated with pictures of the authors
*Includes Table of Contents

People around the world love great short stories, with the best writers capable of putting different kinds of emotions into so few words. You can see the mist in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and get the creeps from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.

But the most renowned short story writers in history called Russia home. Nikolai Gogol was a forerunner of Poe’s in macabre and Surrealism, while Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is considered to be one of the greatest writers in history, particularly in the genre of short stories. And even though Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote acclaimed novels, they also wrote great short stories as well.

Recognizing the greatness of these Russian writers, it was only natural to compile The Best Russian Short Stories, a collection of 19 of Russia’s (and the world’s) finest short stories. This edition of The Best Russian Short Stories, is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of the authors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 727 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors (23 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PHUB6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,116 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories 21 Nov 2013
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Atmospheric stories told by some of the great Russian writers' of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. All the stories so far have brough me right in to the Russian way of life.
Have not enjoyed a book of short stories so much for a long time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good stories 23 May 2014
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Very good stories, I like the Russian's style of writing. Some of the stories better than others, but over all, enjoyable reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A matter of taste I suppose! 8 May 2014
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The blurb went on at some length about how the Russians as so unique at story telling. Now, I am a fan but this collection didn't do anything for me, yes, it has it's moments but, in the end I really do not feel that it lives up to it's title. Possible exception being 'The Overcoat' although that does drag on a bit. I suppose it does really depend on your taste, there must be millions out there who would disagree with my view but then that's their right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful stories 21 Nov 2012
By Adelina Prokopiev - Published on
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They read like fairy tales but they make you think. I loved every single one of them. My favorite short of Tolstoy is "What man live by", it is one of the most memorable short stories I have ever read.
4.0 out of 5 stars love those Russian authors 29 Jun 2014
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Dostoyevsky and Chekov --who can beat them? Russian authors so vividly tell us the story of their struggles, make you feel as if you were right there. A must read for those who love the classics.
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to read 13 Aug 2013
By Beverley H. Hanes - Published on
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I needed to read about Russian writers. I chose short stories to help me learn quick. Great writers and wonderful book.
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