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Best Russian Short Stories by Thomas Seltzer

Best Russian Short Stories (1917)

by Thomas Seltzer (Editor)

Other authors: Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev (Contributor), Anton Chekhov (Contributor), Fiodor M. Dostoyevsky (Contributor), Nikolai Gogol (Contributor), Maxim Gorky (Contributor)7 more, Vladimir G. Korolenko (Contributor), Aleksandr Kuprin (Contributor), I. N. Potapenko (Contributor), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (Contributor), S. T. Semyonov (Contributor), Leo Tolstoy (Contributor), Ivan Turgenev (Contributor)

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I am not a fan of most short stories, as they are not well enough developed to be enjoyable to me and Russian short stories are no different. Most of the stories dealt with class differences. ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Jul 21, 2016 |
A mixed collection - I really enjoyed Gogol's "The Cloak", Saltykov's "How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials", and Korolenko's "The Shades, a Phantasy" but disliked Andreyev's "Lazarus" and Artzybashev's "The Revolutionist". The others fell in between. This collection did give me a good sampling of classic Russian authors, including several I had never heard of before. ( )
  leslie.98 | Apr 20, 2014 |
This is a short story collection edited and compiled by Thomas Seltzer. It contains stories of the greats of Russian literature such as Gorky, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Pushkin, Chekhov and others.

The Russian short story writer is more concerned about the common man. His main theme is the common man and his suffering. The best stories are The Cloak by NV Gogol, The Shades by VG Korolenko, The Darling by AP Chekhov and Lazarus by LN Andreyev were the stories I liked the best. ( )
  mausergem | May 23, 2012 |
short stories, russian lit, russia
  jberns89 | Apr 6, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Seltzer, ThomasEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andreyev, Leonid NikolayevichContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chekhov, AntonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dostoyevsky, Fiodor M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gogol, NikolaiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gorky, MaximContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Korolenko, Vladimir G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kuprin, AleksandrContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Potapenko, I. N.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saltykov-Shchedrin, MikhailContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Semyonov, S. T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tolstoy, LeoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Turgenev, IvanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This collection of Russian short stories showcases some of the greatest minds of Russian literature and is sure to not let you down. Difficult, but enlightening, it is worth taking the time to read.

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