A Russian Proprietor and other Stories: Leo Tolstoi
A Russian Proprietor and other Stories: Leo Tolstoi
TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
This short but powerful novel was acclaimed by Vladimir Nabokov and Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest in the whole of Russian literature. It is one of Tolstoy´s most celebrated pieces of late fiction. At the center of the story is an examination of the nature of both life and death and how man can come to terms with death´s inevitability. It was widely acclaimed when it was published in 1886 and remains a compelling narrative today. The Death of Ivan Illyich is a small book with singular depth of insight and is considered to be one of the great explorations of death and dying in all of Western literature. No author in so few words summons so many emotions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000212/bk_jimc_000212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Zhivoy trup - radiospektakl´ Malogo teatra po odnoimennoy p´ese. P´esa L´va Tolstogo, napisannaya v 1900 godu i opublikovannaya posmertno. Nesmotrya na to, chto syuzhet proizvedeniya doveden do logicheskoy razvyazki, ono ne mozhet schitat´sya zakonchennym: avtor prerval rabotu nad p´esoy, ostaviv ee na stadii chernovika. Eto podtverzhdaetsya slovami iz pis´ma pisatelya k V. G. Chertkovu ot 12 dekabrya 1900 goda: ´´Dramu ya, shutya, ili, vernee, baluyas´, ya napisal nacherno, no ne tol´ko ne dumayu ee teper´ konchat´ i pechatat´, no ochen´ somnevayus´, chtoby ya kogda-nibud´ eto sdelal´´. 1. Russian. Mikhail Tsarev. http://samples.audible.de/bk/vlad/000579/bk_vlad_000579_sample.mp3.
The story begins with the childhood and exceptional and accomplished youth of Prince Stepan Kasatsky. The young man is destined for great things. He discovers on the eve of his wedding that his fiancée Countess Mary Korotkova has had an affair with his beloved Tsar Nicholas I. The blow to his pride is massive, and he retreats to the arms of Russian Orthodoxy and becomes a monk. Many years of humility and doubt follow. He is ordered to become a hermit. Despite his being removed from the world, he is still remembered for having so remarkably transformed his life. One winter night, a group of merry makers decide to visit him, and one of them, a divorced woman named Makovkina, spends the night in his cell, with the intention to seduce him. Father Sergius discovers he is still weak and in order to protect himself, cuts off his own finger. Makovkina is stunned by this act, and leaves the next morning, having vowed to change her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James E. Carson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001431/bk_lind_001431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Trapped in a stifling marriage, Anna Karenina is swept off her feet by dashing Count Vronsky. Rejected by society, the two lovers flee to Italy, where Anna finds herself isolated from all except the man she loves, and who loves her. But can they live by love alone? In this novel of astonishing scope and grandeur, Leo Tolstoy, the great master of Russian literature, charts the course of the human heart. A masterpiece of realism and illuminated by irresistible characters, Anna Karenina is among the best-loved of all novels, penetrating to the heart of the ruling class in Tsarist Russia. This beautiful Macmillan Collector´s Library edition of Anna Karenina is translated by Aylmer & Louise Maude, and features an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector´s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector´s Library are books to love and treasure.
Voskresenie´´ - poslednij roman L´va Nikolaevicha Tolstogo, napisannyj im v 1889-1899 godah. Roman prakticheski srazu za publikaciej byl perevedyon na osnovnye evropejskie yazyki. Podobnyj uspekh vo mnogom ob´yasnyalsya ostrotoj vybrannoj temy (sud´ba soblaznyonnoj i broshennoj oficerom devushki, chuvstvo viny pered kotoroj vposledstvii stanovitsya povodom izmeneniya zhiznej ih oboih) i kolossal´nym interesom k tvorchestvu Tolstogo, kotoryj ne pechatal romanov posle ´´Vojny i mira´´ i ´´Anny Kareninoj´´. 1. Russian. Nikolay Trifilov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/vlad/000066/bk_vlad_000066_sample.mp3.
Roman-ehpopeya ´´Vojna i mir´´ - proizvedenie, porazhayushchee ehpicheskimi masshtabami povestvovaniya, istoricheskoj dostovernost´yu, iskrennost´yu izobrazheniya podlinnyh chelovecheskih chuvstv i ehmocij. Napoleonovskie vojny, Rossiya na perelomnom ehtape istorii pokazany vo vzaimosvyazi s sud´bami i lichnoj zhizn´yu udalennyh ot nas po vremeni, no po-chelovecheski blizkih i ponyatnyh nam lyudej. ´´Vojna i mir´´ - ehto i istoricheskij roman, i semejnaya hronika, i psihologicheskaya drama. 1. Russian. Denis Nekrasov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/vlad/000069/bk_vlad_000069_sample.mp3.