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Garnett, Constance 1861-1946

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Works: 624 works in 2,979 publications in 3 languages and 85,974 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  War stories  Didactic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Performer, Editor, Contributor, Collector, tra, Other
Classifications: PG3326, 891.733
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Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

236 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in English and German and held by 6,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raskolnikov commits murder. He then must deal both with the police, and his own guilty conscience. Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammelled individual will, Raskolnikov, an 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 excrutiating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imagination
The image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

260 editions published between 1916 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 4,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some six hundred tales bear Chekhov's name, not a few of which are the famous "long short stories" written during roughly the last decade of his brief life. This volume gives us eleven of these, in eminent translations by Constance Garnett and chosen by Shelby Foote. Perhaps the most autobiographical is "Three Years," which offers a portrayal of mercantile greed and exploitation that was new to Russian literature. "The Duel" is the story of Ivan Layevsky, a self-styled "St. Petersburg Hamlet," who, filled with Tolstoyan ideas of a noble life of toil on the land, escapes (with another man's wife) to the Caucasus. The ensuing philosophical confrontations among the major characters clearly resemble those in Uncle Vanya. And in the masterly "Ward No. 6," a doctor disgusted by the stupidity and misery of the world of normal men, forms such a close relationship with an interesting lunatic that society declares the doctor a lunatic too and incarcerates him. The story is devastatingly symbolic of the corruption and hopelessness in Russia toward the end of the autocracy."--BOOK JACKET
Fathers and sons : the author on the novel, contemporary reactions, essays in criticism by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

161 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing the worldview of the conservative aesthete, Pavel Kirsanov, and the older generation, or that of the radical, cerebral medical student, Evgenii Bazarov, representing the younger one? The critic Dmitrii Pisarev wrote at the time that the novel "stirs the mind ... because everything is permeated with the most complete and most touching sincerity." N.N. Strakhov, a close friend of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, praised its "profound vitality." It is this profound vitality in Turgenev's characters that carry his novel of ideas to its rightful place as a work of art and as one of the classics of Russian literature."--Jacket
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 3,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

70 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conflict created by man's divine possibilities thwarted by his all-too-human limitations commands the breathless interest of readers of every possible taste and temperament
The possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

63 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third of Dostoyevsky's five major novels. It is a powerful political tract and a profound study of a theism, depicting disarray which follows the appearence of a band of modish radicals in a small provincial town. The novel is full of buffoonery and grotesque comedy
The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translation by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

35 editions published between 1912 and 1986 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dostoyevsky's novel recounts the story of three very different brothers following the murder of their barbaric father
My past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander Herzen by Aleksandr Herzen( Book )

45 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzen's story of his privileged childhood among the Russian aristocracy is lit with the insight of a great novelist; and, with a trained historian's sense of the interaction of men and events, he limns the grand line of revolutionary devleopment from the earliest stirrings of Russian radicalism throught the tumultuous ideological debates of the International. His close friends - Marx, Wagner, Mill, Bakunin, Garibaldi, Kropotkin - are brought pungently, brilliantly alive
The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this extraordinary collection of twenty tales, Richard Ford, a master short story writer in his own right, has selected his personal favorites from among more than two hundred of Chekhov's tales and short novels. These stories, ordered chronologically from 1886 to 1899, are drawn from Chekhov's most fruitful years as a short story writer. The translation is by Constance Garnett, who brought Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Turgenev to the English-speaking world."--Jacket
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

25 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of murder, betrayal, sacrifice, tragedy, and glory centering on the murder of Fyodor Pavlovitch Karamazov, a corrupt landowner
The collected tales and plays of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short novels of Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

3 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The gambler, Bobok [and] A nasty story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

42 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this short novel, Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young tutor working in the household of an imperious Russian general. Alexey tries to break through the wall of the established order in Russia, but instead becomes mired in the endless downward spiral of betting and loss. His intense and inescapable addiction is accentuated by his affair with the General's cruel yet seductive niece, Polina. In The Gambler, Dostoevsky reaches the heights of drama with this psychological portrait."--Jacket
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1961 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dostoyevsky was the son of an impoverished nobleman of Lithuanian origin. born in 1821 in Moscow, where his father held the post of resident doctor at a charity hospital. The family had small living quarters on the hospital grounds, and Fyodor became acquainted at an early age with misery, misfortune and death. Doctor Dostoyevsky, authoritarian and morose, believed in old fashioned discipline and strict religious upbringing, and Fyodor's childhood was a rather depressing one. He lost his mother at 16, at which age he was entered in the School of Military Engineers in St. Petersburg. In the extraordinary world in which the sublime and the melodramatic, the pathological and the sound, the intuitive and the cerebral are blended in a unique amalgam, The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoyevsky's last novel, occupies a place all its own. Written when he was almost sixty and published in 1880, shortly before his death, it is not only the most mature and complete of his great works but undoubtedly also one of the most representative, since it sums up all his ideas and typifies all the achievements of his art. The Brothers Karamazov encompasses a variety of characters from many strata of Czarisrt society ... aristocrats, serfs, monks, women of the people, intellectuals, officials which offers a veritable panorama of Russian life in the late 19th century
Home of the gentry by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

66 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turgenev's first novel (1857) established some of the author's favorite themes, including the fate of the intellectual but ineffective superfluous man," and the self-conscious woman now known to literature as the Turgenev maid." This intense love story reflects Russian society in the wake of the Crimean War, as well as the author's life. English translation by Constance Garnett
The kingdom of God is within you : Christianity not as a mystic religion but as a new theory of life by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

41 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian author Leo Tolstoy argues for the rejection of any sort of violence; the fair treatment of poor and working class people; and adherence to the philosophy of Christianity as ways toward positive social change
White nights : and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

24 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dostoyevsky was epileptic. 'White nights' is the term that he used to describe the experience - part ecstatic, part torture - of his epileptic fits.-- N. Ward "Twelve of the Fifty-One Shocks of Antonin Artaud, New Theatre Quarterly, 1999, vol. 15, p. 127
The torrents of spring by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

34 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young aristocrat finds himself torn between the pure love of an innocent young woman and a wealthy married temptress
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fyodor Dostoevsky's last and greatest work, tells the tales the three brothers and their father Fyodor. It is, among many other things, a tale of patricide--a love-hate struggle with profound psychological and spiritual implications. It is a search for faith, for God--driven by intense, uncontrollable emotions of rage and revenge
The novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translation
Alternative Names
Black, Constance Clara

Black, Constance Clara 1861-1946

Black Garnett, Constance 1862-1946

Constance Garnett Übersetzerin

Garnett, Constance.

Garnett, Constance 1862-1946

Garnett, Constance B. 1862-1946

Garnett, Constance Black

Garnett, Constance Black 1862-1946

Garnett, Constance Clara

Garnett, Constance Clara, 1861-1946

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Chinese (4)

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Covers
The image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were writtenFathers and sons : the author on the novel, contemporary reactions, essays in criticismWar and peaceThe idiotThe possessedThe Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translationMy past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander HerzenThe essential tales of Chekhov