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Pevear, Richard 1943-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 369 publications in 1 language and 27,584 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War stories 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: PG3326, 891.733
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Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy ( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 3,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina", in which a woman of fine nature forsakes her husband for a lover, and after a bitter experience commits suicide
The brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts with epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will, Raskolnikov, and impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a new translation of the classic reflecting the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic Wars, in a book accompanied by an index of historical figures, textual annotation, a chapter summary, and an introduction
Notes from the underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A faithful translation of the classic written at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century follows the narrator's withdrawal from his life as an official to the underground, where he makes passionate and obsessive observations on social utopianism and the irrational nature of humankind
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young and headstrong D'Artagnan, having proven his bravery by dueling with each, becomes a friend of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, members of the King's Musketeers. He is in love with Constance Bonancieux and, at her urging, he and his friends head for England to reclaim two diamond studs that the Queen has imprudently given to her lover, the Duke of Buckingham. Richelieu, the chief minister of King Louis XIII, will resort to anything, even murder, to stop the Musketeers from interfering with his plan to ruin Queen Anne's reputation, and her influence over the King. The Three Musketeers is one of the world's greatest adventure stories, and its heroes have become symbols of youth, daring, and friendship
The complete short novels by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Steppe is an account of a nine-year-old boy's frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures--a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility--on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov's work."--from cover, p. [2]
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
10 editions published between 1869 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its center. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and scandal escalate to murder, as Dostoevsky's "positively beautiful man" clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his innocence and moral idealism. The Idiot is both a powerful indictment of that society and a rich and gripping masterpiece."--BOOK JACKET
Mister Cat-and-a-half by Richard Pevear ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cat with a reputation for being fierce is invited to dinner by the forest animals, where a chain of accidents ensures the continuation of this erroneous belief
Demons : a novel in three parts by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation of The Possessed and a new title to go with it. The translators claim it better reflects the spirit of what basically is a novel of ideas, the demons of the title being the Western imports of idealism, socialism, materialism, nihilism, atheism and so on
Dead Souls by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic masterpiece about Chechikov, a trafficker in souls (adult male serfs), who can still be of profit even when dead
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Boris Pasternak's Widely acclaimed novel comes gloriously to life in a magnificent new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhnosky, the award-winning translators of war and Peace and Anna Karenina, and to whom The New York Review of Books declared, "the English-speaking world is indebted." First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy--the novel was banned in the Soviet Union Until 1988, and Pasternak declined the Nobel prize a year later under intense pressure from soviet authorities--Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to What he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and Strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara: pursued, found, and lost again, Lara is the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Stunningly rendered in the spirit of Pasternak's original --resurrecting his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone--and including an introduction, textual annotations, and a translators' note, this edition of Doctor Zhivago is destined to become the definitive English translation of our time."--Jacket
The collected tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation of stories by a 19th century Russian master. One story is on a madman convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know, another is on a downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by a new overcoat
Hail to mail by S Marshak ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A certified letter follows its intended recipient all over the world as the postal service attempts to catch up to him
The master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an English translation of the Russian novel written at the height of Stalin's regime, in which Satan, in the guise of a man named Woland, arrives in Moscow and begins to wreak havoc in the literary community, honing in on his real target, an author called The Master, who has written a novel about Pontius Pilate
The eternal husband and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five classic stories in a new translation. The title story is on a relationship between a husband and his wife's lover, while A Nasty Anecdote is a satire on a tsarist official who considers himself humane
Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called the greatest of short story writers, Chekhov changed the genre itself with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian life and the human condition
The double ; and, The gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky's strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler.The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare-foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre-in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues. The Gambler is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man's exhilarating and destructive addiction to gambling, a compulsion that Dostoevsky-who once gambled away his young wife's wedding ring-knew intimately from his own experience. In chronicling the disastrous love affairs and gambling adventures of Alexei Ivanovich, Dostoevsky explores the irresistible temptation to look into the abyss of ultimate risk that he believed was an essential part of the Russian national character."--Publisher's website
The death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a new translation of Tolstoy's most important short fiction. Here are eleven stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all imaginative, transcendent, and evocatively drawn. They include The Prisoner of the Caucasus, inspired by Tolstoy's experiences as a soldier in the Chechen War, and one of only two of his works that Tolstoy himself considered "good art"; Hadji Murat, the novella Harold Bloom called "the best story in the world," featuring the real-life war hero Hadji Murat, a Chechen rebel who ravaged his Russian occupiers only to defect to the Russian side after a falling-out with his own commander; The Devil, a tale of sexual obsession based on Tolstoy's relationship with a married peasant woman on his estate in the years before his marriage; and the celebrated The Death of Ivan Ilyich, an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption."--BOOK JACKET
The adolescent by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteen-year-old Arkady Dolgoruky, the illegitimate son of a landowner, has difficulty establishing his personal identity amid the political and social upheavels of nineteenth-century Russia, in a new translation of a novel by the author of Crime and Punishment
 
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