Four Great Russian Short Novels Author:Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov A rich sampling of the short novel at its best, in the hands of four immortal Russian writers. — TURGENEV recreates with extraordinary freshness thevision of love which tormented his youth. — DOSTOYEVSKY, in a story equally autobiographical, turns his remarkable powers of psychological analysis on the abnormal passion of a gambler. — TOLSTOY, the m... more »oralist, tells a striking tale of misadventure and revelation.
CHEKHOV, in a brilliant study of a man's decay and regeneration, refutes Tolsoy's thesis that Christian love and sexual love are incompatible.« less