Genre :: Russia (16 books)

  • Lolita

    #5

    Lolita

    by Vladimir Nabokov

    (35 Reviews)

    856 Points

    "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palette to tap, at three, on the teeth."

  • Anna Karenina

    #22

    Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (22 Reviews)

    505 Points

    "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (C. Garnett, 1946) and (J. Carmichael, 1960)All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy..."

  • War and Peace

    #35

    War and Peace

    by Leo Tolstoy

    (10 Reviews)

    357 Points

    "Well, Prince, Genoa and Lucca are now no more than private estates of the Bonaparte family."Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes. (Maude/Maude)

  • Crime and Punishment

    #58

    Crime and Punishment

    by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    (16 Reviews)

    298 Points

    "On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. (Garnett..."

  • Pale Fire

    #101

    Pale Fire

    by Vladimir Nabokov

    (6 Reviews)

    185 Points

    "I was the shadow of the waxwing slain / By the false azure in the windowpane.Pale Fire, a poem in heroic couplets, of nine hundred ninety-nine lines, divided into four cantos, was composed by John..."

  • The Brothers Karamazov

    #114

    The Brothers Karamazov

    by Fyodor Dostoevsky

    (9 Reviews)

    168 Points

    "Alexey Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, a landowner well known in our district in his own day, and still remembered among us owing to his tragic and obscure..."

  • The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

    #143

    The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

    by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    (1 Review)

    136 Points

    "How do people get to this clandestine Archipelago?"

  • Doctor Zhivago

    #148

    Doctor Zhivago

    by Boris Pasternak

    (5 Reviews)

    133 Points

    "On they went, singing "Rest Eternal," and whenever they stopped, their feet, the horses, and the gusts of wind seemed to carry on their singing."

  • The Master and Margarita

    #153

    The Master and Margarita

    by Mikhail Bulgakov

    (11 Reviews)

    130 Points

    "One hot spring evening, just as the sun was going down, two men appeared at Patriarch’s Ponds.At the sunset hour of one warm spring day two men were to be seen at Patriarch’s Ponds.Однажды весною,..."

  • Dead Souls

    #208

    Dead Souls

    by Nikolai Gogol

    (3 Reviews)

    95 Points

    "A small, rather smart, well-sprung four-wheeled carriage with a folding top drove through the gates of an inn of the provincial town of N.; it was the sort of carriage bachelors usually drive in:..."