Best Russian Short Stories

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In this collection of Russian stories, editor and compiler Thomas Seltzer selects from a range of the best examples of 19th and early 20th century Russian literature. As a survey of famous authors at the height of the powers, as well as some writers who have been unjustly neglected, this anthology is indispensable. (Summary by Nullifidian)

"Everything is subordinated to two main requirements--humanitarian ideals and fidelity to life. This is the secret of the marvellous simplicity of Russian literary art."--THOMAS SELTZER. (10 hr 33 min)


Introduction 25:26 Read by greatbasinrain
The Queen of Spades, Part I 29:36 Read by Amy Gramour
The Queen of Spades, Part II 17:44 Read by Amy Gramour
The Cloak, Part I 45:21 Read by Nullifidian
The Cloak, Part II 41:00 Read by Nullifidian
The District Doctor 28:01 Read by om123
The Christmas Tree and the Wedding 17:51 Read by Courtney Parker Sandhu
God Sees the Truth, But Waits 18:31 Read by Nicole Kay
How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials 19:45 Read by om123
The Shades, a Phantasy, Part I 18:33 Read by Algy Pug
The Shades, a Phantasy; Part II 46:14 Read by Algy Pug
The Signal 24:37 Read by Nullifidian
The Darling 43:36 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The Bet 19:26 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Vanka 11:56 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Hide and Seek 24:51 Read by Anya
Dethroned 43:31 Read by Algy Pug
The Servant 12:28 Read by emperpep
One Autumn Night 19:34 Read by Mark Penfold
Her Lover 14:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
Lazarus (Eleazar) 49:25 Read by Algy Pug
The Revolutionist 22:10 Read by Rachel Craig
The Outrage - A True Story 38:49 Read by Rachel Craig