XIX Century Russian Literature: Required Reading

Books available at the Trinity University Bookstore or elsewhere.

Please note: The specific editions below are available now, and are picked for translations (when there is a choice).

Second note: Electronic books are acceptable, HOWEVER, the pagination does not correspond, and it will be entirely up to you to sort it out. Note also that not all books are available in e-book format.

  • Pushkin, Alexander: Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings. Penguin Classics. ISBN-13: 978-0140446753
    • The Tales of Belkin
  • Lermontov, Mikhail. A Hero of Our Time. ISBN-13: 9780140447958
  • Gogol, Nikolai. Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka. ISBN-13: 9780226300689
  • Turgenev, Ivan. Fathers and Children. Norton. ISBN-13: 9780393927979
  • Tolstoy, Leo The Cossacks. Modern Library. ISBN-13: 978-0812975048
  • Dostoevsky, Fedor. Crime and Punishment. Penguin Classics. ISBN-13: 978-0141192802
    • First reading: Parts 1 and 2
    • Second reading: Parts 2 and 3
    • Third reading: Parts 4 and 5 and Epilogue

(Note that you CAN read everything else. Nothing prevents you from it. Or any other book by these authors, for that matter… War and PeaceThe Gambler…)