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Russian Fairy Tales

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William Ralston Shedden-Ralston


Russian Fairy Tales is an anthology of stories by a noted Russian scholar and translator. The 51 stories are thematically organized with int…

The Daughter of the Commandant

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Alexander Pushkin


"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer …

Peasant Tales of Russia

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Vasily Nemirovich-Danchenko


Collection of Russian peasant tales: "The Deserted Mine" - The key to saving the trapped miners is held by a man who hasn't spoken…

Oblomov

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Ivan Goncharov


Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character of the nove…

A Hero of Our Time

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Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov


A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will…

Poems from the Divan of Hafiz

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Hafiz


Hafiz was a Persian poet. His collected works (Divan) are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature. While influenced by Islam, his mysti…

Modern Russian Poetry: An Anthology

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Varioustranslated Bybabette Deutsch


This volume...aims to present the lyrical poetry of Russian for the last hundred years by a selection of poems translated by the editors...T…

Idle Days in Patagonia

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William Henry Hudson


Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period …

Kriloff's Fables

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Ivan Krylov


Herein is a collection of 86 fables translated into English from the 201 written by Kriloff. Some of Kriloff's fables are translations from …

How a British Subject Became President of the United States

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Arthur P. Hinman


In 1880, the New York Times reported a curious story from St. Albans, Vermont, about a mysterious figure, an attorney and Democratic operati…

04 - A Discourse Touching the Training of Children, part 2

In The Morals (Moralia), Book 1

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Plutarch and Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


The Moralia (or The morals or Matters relating to customs and mores) is a work by the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea. It is…

The Conspiracy; and Accession of Catharine II

In The Empire of Russia from the Remotest Periods to the Present Time

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John Stevens Cabot Abbott


A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott. (Summary by Jean Bascom)

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In Felix Holt, The Radical

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George Eliot


"Harold Transome is a landowner who goes against his family's political tradition (much to his mother's distress), while Felix Holt is …