Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • A new collection of the renowned Russian writer's best short work, including a masterful translation of the famous title story.Leskov is the strangest the great Russian writers of the nineteenth century. His work is closer to oral traditions of narra...


  • Tsar Alexander I of Russia, while visiting England with his servant Platov is shown a number of impressive modern inventions. Platov insists that things in Russia are much better but then they are shown a mechanical flea as small as a crumb with a ke...


  • Katerina is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband's estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that ...


  • From Egypt to a Russian village to the mountains of Eastern Europe and back - one of the old-fashioned gentlemen of Russian Literature Nikolai Leskov takes his readers on a journey of spirit, mind, and imagination....


  • Leskov's stories of Russian life are explosions of imagination. Peopled by outsized characters including serfs, princes, Gypsy girls, horse dealers, nomadic Tartars and garrulous storytellers, Leskov's writing exuberantly fables the national characte...


  • Written over the course of Leskov's career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of nineteenth-century working-c...


  • In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young Kate...


  • Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to the far reaches of Eastern Siberia, Nicolai Leskov (1831-1895), the master of the Russian short story, delights the reader with a tale of adventure and substance. Leskov, the Russi...


  • Five great stories from one of the most quintessentially Russian of writers, Nikolai Leskov. In the best of Leskov's stories, as in almost no others apart from those of Gogol, we can hear the voice of nineteenth-century Russia. An outsider by bir...