Best Russian Short Stories

Translated by Thomas Seltzer (1875 - 1943)

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.

Genre(s): General Fiction, Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 00 Introduction Thomas Seltzer Etext greatbasinrain
00:25:26 en
Play 01 The Queen of Spades, Part I Alexander Pushkin Etext Amy Gramour
00:29:36 en
Play 02 The Queen of Spades, Part II Etext Amy Gramour
00:17:44 en
Play 03 The Cloak, Part I Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Etext Nullifidian
00:45:21 en
Play 04 The Cloak, Part II Etext Nullifidian
00:41:00 en
Play 05 The District Doctor Ivan Turgenev Etext om123
00:28:01 en
Play 06 The Christmas Tree and the Wedding Fyodor Dostoyevsky Etext Courtney Parker Sandhu
00:17:51 en
Play 07 God Sees the Truth, But Waits Leo Tolstoy Etext Nicole Kay
00:18:31 en
Play 08 How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin Etext om123
00:19:45 en
Play 09 The Shades, a Phantasy, Part I Vladimir Korolenko Etext Algy Pug
00:18:33 en
Play 10 The Shades, a Phantasy; Part II Etext Algy Pug
00:46:14 en
Play 11 The Signal Vsevolod Garshin Etext Nullifidian
00:24:37 en
Play 12 The Darling Anton Chekhov Etext Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:43:36 en
Play 13 The Bet Anton Chekhov Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:19:26 en
Play 14 Vanka Anton Chekhov Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:11:56 en
Play 15 Hide and Seek Fyodor Sologub Etext Anya
00:24:51 en
Play 16 Dethroned Ignatii Potapenko Etext Algy Pug
00:43:31 en
Play 17 The Servant Sergei Terentyevich Semyonov Etext emperpep
00:12:28 en
Play 18 One Autumn Night Maxim Gorky Etext Mark Penfold
00:19:34 en
Play 19 Her Lover Maxim Gorky Etext Mark F. Smith
00:14:55 en
Play 20 Lazarus (Eleazar) Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev Etext Algy Pug
00:49:25 en
Play 21 The Revolutionist Mikhail Artsybashev Etext Rachel Craig
00:22:10 en
Play 22 The Outrage - A True Story Aleksandr Kuprin Etext Rachel Craig
00:38:49 en