Four Great Russian Short Novels Author:Constance Garnett and Nathan Haskell Dole A rich sampling of the short novel at its best, in the hands of four immortal Russian writers. — FIRST LOVE by Turgenev recreates with extraordinary freshness the vision of love which tormented his youth. — THE GAMBLER by Dostoyevsky, in a story equally autobiographical, turns his remarkable powers of psychological analysis on the abnormal passion... more » of a gambler.
THE DUEL by Chekhov, in a brilliant study of a man's decay and regeneration, refutes Tolstoy's thesis that Christian love and sexual love are incompatible.
MASTER AND MAN by Tolstoy, the moralist, tells a striking tale of misadventure and revelation.« less