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Fever and Other New Poems

By: Akhmadulina, Bella; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny; Dutton, Geoffrey; Mezhakoff-Koriakin, Igor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket corners rubbed with 1 inch closed tear to spine head, rear jacket panel toned, small sticker on jacket spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. vi, 66 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by a member of the Russian New Wave literary movement who Joseph Brodsky once called the best living poet in the Russian language. Translated by Geoffrey Dutton and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin, with an introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. View more info

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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern European Poets)

By: Akhmatova, Anna; McKane, Richard; Sinyavsky, Andrei

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268419

ISBN: 0140421157

Condition: Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned, minor general wear. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 111 pp. Translated with an introduction by Richard McKane, and an essay by Andrei Sinyavsky. Anna Akhmatova is identified, along with Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, as one of the four leading poets of Twentieth-Century Russian literature. Her poetry, classically rhymed and metered but also laconic and highly elliptical, is deeply engaged with predecessors such as Horace, Dante, Shakespeare, Byron, Dostoevsky, Annensky and above all Pushkin, and also with contemporaries such as Mandelst... View more info

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The Seven That Were Hanged (Modern Library)

By: Andreyev, Leonid; Seltzer, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni And Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2289128

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1918 Soft Cover. xxxvii, 194 pp. The Seven Who Were Hanged (Russian: ??????? ? ???? ??????????) is a 1908 novella by Russian author Leonid Andreyev. The book is believed to have influenced the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.[1] A minister learns of a foiled assassination plot on him by five leftist revolutionaries, and the trauma this inflicts on his peace of mind. The novella then switches to the courts and jails to follow the fates of seven people who have received death sentences: the five failed assassins, an Estonian fa... View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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The Portable Twentieth-Century Russian Reader

By: Brown, Clarence

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277334

ISBN: 0140151001

Condition: Good


Spine creased, wrapper edges rubbed, ink name on blurb page, highlighting and pencil underlining throughout last half of book. 1985 Mass Market Paperback. xviii, 599 pp. This anthology encapsulates the best of 20th-century Russian literature, and is designed as a companion to Professor George Gibian's The Portable 19th-century Russian Reader. Clarence Brown selects and introduces extracts from the best prose, poetry and drama - from the voices of revolution and war to the anguished voices of dissidence and persecution. Clarence Brown's marvelous collection introduces readers to the most resona... View more info

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The Master and Margarita

By: Bulgakov, Mikhail; Glenny, Michael

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2292521

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Appears to be publisher Howard Kaminsky's personal copy, with his name in pencil on the half-title page. Top and fore edge lightly foxed, jacket faintly soiled. 1967 Hard Cover. vi, 394 pp. 8vo. Somewhat of a publishing oddity, in that two U.S. editions were released in the same year: the Harper & Row edition translated by Michael Glenny (offered here) and a Grove Press edition translated by Mirra Ginsburg. Both are still in print in paperback editions, which indicates that each has its own merits. In terms of dust jacket art, though, this Harper edition featuring a one-eyed cat... View more info

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Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201554

Condition: Very Good


Light crease to spine. 1995 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov(1860-1904) may be likened to his contemporaries, the pointilliste painters. Piece by piece, episode by episode, character by character, he constructs in prose a survey of the human condition. as David Magarshack writes in his introduction, on reading these stories 'one gets the impression of holding life itself, like a fluttering bird, in one's cupped hands'. View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265136

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 274, [6] pp. Black leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. A collection of plays by Anton Chekhov, including: The Cherry Orchard; The Sea Gull; The Three Sisters; Uncle Vanya. View more info

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Crime and Punishment (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Dostoevsky, Feodor [Fyodor]; Coulson, Jessie

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1975

Seller ID: 2285605

Condition: Near Fine


1975 Full-Leather. 552 pp. 8vo. Original dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Jessie Coulson. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound m... View more info

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The Possessed: Including the Suppressed Chapter, Stavrogin's Confession [Demons] [Devils]

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor (Fyodor Dostoyevsky); Garnett, Constance; Slonim, Marc; Yarmolinsky, Avrahm

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2293008

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine and slipcase slightly faded, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1959 Hard Cover. xxiv, 630 pp. Original cloth, gilt & silver titles and decorations. Beautiful wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. The Constance Garnett translation of Dostoevsky's classic novel, sometimes also translated as The Devils, or Demons. A political novel of Imperial Russia in the late 19th century, criticizing liberal idealists as well as the conservative establishment's reaction to them, and portraying utopian and positivist ideas as unrealistic. View more info

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Crime and Punishment

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2011

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280928

ISBN: 1435131827

Condition: Near Fine


2011 Full-Leather. 551, [3] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Cover art by Jessica Hische, cover design by Jo Obarowski, book design by Patrice Kaplan, marbled pattern by Cockerell. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who ... View more info

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The Brothers Karamazov (The Illustrated Modern Library)

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor [Dostoevsky]; Garnett, Constance

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Illustrated Modern Library: 1945

Seller ID: 2290431

Condition: Near Fine


Includes acetate jacket with paper title panel. Original publisher's order form laid in. Spine slightly faded. 1945 Hard Cover. xii, 939, [7] pp. 8vo. Translated from the Russian, with a preface, by Constance Garnett. Illustrations by William Sharp. The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoyevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died l... View more info

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Crime and Punishment (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, ML 199)

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor [Dostoevsky]; Garnett, Constance; Simmons, Ernest J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285432

Condition: Good


Front hinge repaired, top corner of front endpaper clipped, jacket lightly rubbed and toned with minimal loss from corners. 1950 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 531, [1] pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. Translated from the original Russian by Constance Garnett, with an introduction by Ernest J. Simmons. Jacket art by Paul Galdone. Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass go... View more info

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The Insulted and Humiliated (Classics of Russian Literature)

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor [Dostoevsky]; Shartse, Olga; Felix, Vallotton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2155399

Condition: Very Good


Rear hinge just starting, spine leans forward, board edges toned & lightly rubbed. 458, [1] pp. 8vo. An English translation of the novel by the author of Crime & Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. Includes woodcut illustrations. View more info

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Crime & Punishment

By: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor; Garnett, Constance

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1938

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283687

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase and Sandglass insert Number 6BR. Sandglass a bit toned, two tiny surface tears on rear slipcase panel. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 484 pp. Tall 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. Beautiful wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Original red cloth gilt titles and design. A desperate young man plans the perfect crime—the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law—if it will u... View more info

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Twenty Years After (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Coward, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1998

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2287717

ISBN: 0192838431

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. A very nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxv, 845 pp. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Coward. Two decades have passed since the famous swordsmen triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady in The Three Musketeers. Time has weakened their resolve, and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and strategems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of h... View more info

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Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time

By: Frank, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289006

ISBN: 0691128197

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2010 Hard Cover. xxiii, 959 pp. Joseph Frank's award-winning, five-volume Dostoevsky is widely recognized as the best biography of the writer in any language--and one of the greatest literary biographies of the past half-century. Now Frank's monumental, 2500-page work has been skillfully abridged and condensed in this single, highly readable volume with a new preface by the author. Carefully preserving the original work's acclaimed narrative style and combination of biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, Dostoevsky: A Writer i... View more info

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The Overcoat and the Nose (Penguin 60s)

By: Gogol, Nikolai; Wilks, Ronald (Translator)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2267100

ISBN: 0146001141

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1995 Small Softcover. 89 pp. It is the story of a sincere young clerk who makes great sacrifices to attain an “overcoat” of untold value and power. Representing the mighty bureaucracy, Akaky dies of a broken heart when his beloved smart coat is stolen. The story takes an interesting turn when he returns for his coat from the buyer. This story symbolizes the reprisal of lower class against the dominance of the ruling class. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852) was a Russian writer of Ukrainian ethnicity and birth. Often called the “father of modern Ru... View more info

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My Apprenticeship; My Universities (Soviet Authors Library)

By: Gorky, Maxim; Wettlin, Margaret (Translator)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers:

Seller ID: 1808207

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned. 485 pp. No copyright date, circa 1970. Two of Gorky's works in one volume, translated from the original Russian by Margaret Wettlin. Includes quite a few illustrations by Soviet artist Boris Dekhterev. View more info

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Russian Modernism: The Transfiguration of the Everyday (Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature)

By: Hutchings, Stephen C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289554

ISBN: 0521580099

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Brenda, to whom this book owes so much! Best wishes, Steve Hutchings'). Jacket lightly rubbed. 1997 Hard Cover. 316 pp. This book interprets the baffling complex of meanings attached by Russian culture to the concept of everyday life, or byt, and assesses its impact on Russian modernist narrative. Drawing on modern literary theory and theology, Stephen C. Hutchings argues that byt emerged from a dialogue between two aesthetic systems, one predominant in Western Catholic and Protestant cultures, the other reflected in Orthodox... View more info

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A Perfect Pork Stew

By: Johnson, Paul Brett

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Orchard Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2206065

Condition: Very Good


Address label to front paste-down endpaper, pocket to rear paste-down endpaper.Ink mark to jacket front, rear jacket flap creased, jacket lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. When Ivan the Fool meets Baba Yaga, the witch of Russian folklore fame, on a day that has begun badly for her, he outwits her by making dirt soup, getting a fine, fat pig in the bargain.KEYWORDS: PAUL BRETT JOHNSON PERFECT PORK STEW CHILDREN IVAN THE FOOL BABA YAGA RUSSIA RUSSIAN FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY FAIRY TALES View more info

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The Polish Formalist School and Russian Formalism

By: Karcz, Andrej

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Rochester Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1735388

ISBN: 1580461107

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. 203 pp. 8vo. This study looks closely at the changes taking place in Polish literary scholarship at the turn of the century, and focuses on the work of the founder of Polish Formalism, Kazimierz Woycicki and the other main theoreticians and practitioners of this School. While presenting a comparative and contrasting approach to Polish and Russian Formalism, the study concentrates on how the ideas of the Russian Formalists were accepted and applied by the Polish School, which modified and transcended them. Special attention is paid to Woycicki's original definiti... View more info

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That Boy Nikolka: And Other Tales of Soviet Children

By: Kennell, Ruth E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Russian War Relief, Inc.: 1945

Seller ID: 2204984

Condition: Very Good


Two inch closed tear to front wrapper and to rear wrapper, wrappers faintly foxed. 1945 Stapled Binding. 67 pp. We hope that every boy and girl who reads these fine stories will have a better understanding of, and a more friendly feeling toward, the boys and girls of the Soviet Union, because understanding between our own American children and the Soviet children is one of the soundest guarantees of the future peace of the world.KEYWORDS: RUTH KENNELL THAT BOY NIKOLKA TALES SOVIET CHILDREN RUSSIA RUSSIAN WORLD WAR TWO SECOND WORLD WAR WWII WW2 MILITARY HISTORY View more info

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The Twenty-Four Ivans: A Russian Folk Tale

By: Livingston, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pied Piper Books: 1946

Seller ID: 2205354

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, edges rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Illustrated by George Livingston. A classic Russian Folk Tale with beautiful illustrations.KEYWORDS: GEORGE LIVINGSTON TWENTY-FOUR TWENTY FOUR 24 IVANS RUSSIAN RUSSIA FOLK TALE CHILDREN VINTAGE View more info

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Dostoevsky: His Life and Work

By: Mochulsky, Konstantin; Minihan, Michael A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2276973

ISBN: 0691012997

Condition: Good


Spine creased, a few light creases to wrappers, one inch closed tear to rear wrapper, ink name on half-title page, faint stain to page ridge, faint odor of smoke. 1973 Trade Paperback. xxii, 687 pp. Konstantin Mochulsky's critical biography is, in the words of George Gibian, the best single work in any language about Dostoevsky's work as a whole. Through its close and insightful analysis of individual writings, relating them to his personal life and fortunes, it provides a sustained account of Dostoevsky's evolution as a novelist. Already established as a modern classic in the original Russian... View more info

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Saints and Revolutionaries: The Ascetic Hero in Russian Literature (Studies of the Harriman Institute Series)

By: Morris, Marcia A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293313

ISBN: 0791413004

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 256 pp. An examination of literary works spanning more than seven centuries, this volume studies the ascetic hero and asceticism, exploring the elusive interplay between religion, politics, and belles lettres in Russia. The first part palces works including the thirteenth-century Kievan Crypt Patericon and Life of Avraamii Smolenskii, Epifanii's Life of Sergii Radonezhskii, and other lives written in the north of Russia, in the context of crucial religious doctrines such as apocalypticism and deification. The author shows how Old Russian liter... View more info

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Glory

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Nabokov, Dmitri

Price: $45.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2156537

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Personal copy of Rochester journalist Henry W. Clune, with his name & address on front endpaper, and ink underlining & notations to some pages, jacket price crossed out.Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 205 pp. A novel by the author of Ada, Lolita, and Pale Fire, originally published in Russian in 1932 under the title Podvig. Translated into English here for the first time by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov. Despite seven nominations for the National Book Award for fiction, Nabokov never won the honor. Though he originally wrote in Russian, he later took to writing in English, an... View more info

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Invitation to a Beheading

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Navokov, Dmitri

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285636

ISBN: 0679725318

Condition: Near Fine


Light crease. 1989 Trade Paperback. 223 pp. Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for gnostical turpitude, an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical jailers, an executioner who masquerades as a fellow prisoner, and by his in-laws, who lug their furniture with them into his cell. When Cincinnatus is led out to be executed, he simply wills his executione... View more info

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Envy

By: Olesha, Yury

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ardis Publishers: 2009

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2272390

ISBN: 0882330918

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Ink name on front endpaper. 2009 Trade Paperback. Andrei Babichev is a paragon of Soviet values, an innovative and practical man, Director of the Food Industry Trust, a man whose vision encompasses such future advances for mankind as the 35-kopeck sausage and the self-peeling potato. Out of kindness, he rescues from the gutter Nikolai Karalerov, violently tossed from a bar after a drunken and self-destructive tirade. But instead of gratitude, Babichev finds himself the subject of an endlessly malignant jealousy, as Kavaelrov sees in him a representative of the new breed of man wh... View more info

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A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow

By: Radishchev, A.N.; Wiener, Leo; Thaler, Roderick Page

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1966

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285403

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. One inch tear to jacket spine head and to jacket spine base previously mended with tape on rear side of jacket. 1966 Hard Cover. 286 pp. Journey From Petersburg to Moscow (in Russian: ??????????? ?? ?????????? ? ??????), published in 1790, was the most famous work by the Russian writer Aleksander Nikolayevich Radishchev. The work, often described as a Russian Uncle Tom's Cabin, is a polemical study of the problems in the Russia of Catherine the Great: serfdom, the powers of the nobility, the issues in government and governance, social structure and personal freedom and liberty... View more info