Here is a list of 10 best Russian books to get your hands on right away.
Tolstoy’s most famous work follows a woman who falls in love outside of marriage. On the other hand, a young Levin, who prefers the idyllic rural life.
The plot of this tender novella follows a dinner party where everyone recounts vibrant stories of their first love.
This novel in verse is a portrait of Russian romance. At its heart is Ogenin, a St Petersburg dandy with a typical elite life.
Chekov’s short stories are full of insight of the Russian country life. This one in particular deals with an important debate.
At the heart of this classic is Raskolnikov, an unhappy student who randomly commits murders on the streets of Petersburg.
This bewildering Menippean satire follows Satan and his crew, including a naked witch and a cat with a penchant for chess and vodka, descent on earth.
The heroine of this short story is a beautiful woman given in a marriage of convenience to a man twice her age.
It tackles the plight of a labor camp inmate, Ivan, and his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of communist oppression.
This experimental and highly controversial book is about a pedophilic middle aged man who falls in love with a twelve year old.
This satirical work serves to criticize each and every element of the Russian society in the 19th century through its antihero.