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Garnett, Constance 1861-1946

Works: 760 works in 3,894 publications in 6 languages and 93,533 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Author, tra, Performer, Illuminator, Collector
Classifications: PG3326, 891.733
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Most widely held works about Constance Garnett
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Most widely held works by Constance Garnett
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

266 editions published between 1866 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,472 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 brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

219 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 8,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide & family rivalry that embodies the moral & spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime & Punishment. To Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov captured the quintessence of Russian character in all its exaltation, compassion, & profligacy. Significantly, the book was on Tolstoy's bedside table when he died. Readers in every language have since accepted Dostoevsky's own evaluation of this work & have gone further by proclaiming it one of the few great novels of all ages & countries. "The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of Dostoevsky's art--his last, longest, richest, & most capacious book," said The Washington Post Book World. "Nothing is outside Dostoevsky's province," observed Virginia Woolf. "Out of Shakespeare there is no more exciting reading." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni & Liveright & eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf & Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature & thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 & refurbishing jackets, bindings, & type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices
The image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

297 editions published between 1916 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 7,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents forty-two of Chekhov's later short stories, written between 1888 and 1903, in acclaimed translations by Constance Garnett and chosen by Shelby Foote. Among the most outstanding are "A Dreary Story," a dispassionate tale that reflects Chekhov's doubts about his role as an artist. Thomas Mann deemed it "a truly extraordinary, fascinating story ... unlike anything else in world literature." "The Darling," a delightful work highly admired by Tolstoy, offers comic proof that life has no meaning without love. And in "The lady with the Dog," which Vladimir Nabokov called "one of the greatest stories ever written," a chance affair takes possession of a bored young woman and a cynical roue, changing their lives forever."--Jacket
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Lew Tołstoj( Book )

177 editions published between 1877 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 6,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer
Fathers and sons : the author on the novel, contemporary reactions, essays in criticism by Iwan Turgieniew( Book )

132 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in English and held by 5,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, considered to be one of the author's greatest literary achievements, is a novel about the clash of ideologies of two generations. When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naïve son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticizing the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away traditional values of contemporary Russian society
The possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

86 editions published between 1872 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,745 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 idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

65 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in English and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After fifteen years of treatment for epilepsy in a Swiss institution, Prince Mishkin returns to St. Petersburg to find a jaded mid-19th century social world. At first, the kindly, almost childlike prince is taken for an idiot. But the two most beautiful women in town are soon competing for his affections in a duel that grows increasingly dangerous
On the eve by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( )

55 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the Crimean war a young woman, Elena, is pursued by two men. She disappoints them and her affected, social-climbing family when she marries a Bulgarian revolutionary. Sickness and war intervene in their lives, sending tragic shock waves through an entire society
White nights : and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( )

31 editions published between 1918 and 2018 in English and held by 1,779 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 kingdom of God is within you : Christianity not as a mystic religion but as a new theory of life by Lev N Tolstoj( )

38 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initially banned in his home country The Kingdom of God Is Within You is Leo Tolstoy's great non-fictional work. The zenith of Tolstoy's thirty years of Christian thinking, it sets out a plan for a new society guided by a literal Christian interpretation. Christ conceived of a society based on love, compassion and tolerance, and Tolstoy believed this was incompatible with violence. Tolstoy's response is the principle of nonresistance in the face of violence
War and peace by Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoï( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monumental Russian classic reflects the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic War
The torrents of spring by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( )

27 editions published between 1897 and 2018 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young aristocrat finds himself torn between the pure love of an innocent young woman and a wealthy married temptress
My past and thoughts; the memoirs of Alexander Herzen by Aleksandr Herzen( Book )

48 editions published between 1924 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of Russian writer and thinker Alexander Herzen (1812-1870). Herzen is known as the "father of Russian socialism". With his writings, many composed while exiled in London, he attempted to influence the situation in Russia, contributing to a political climate that lead to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. The illegitimate son of a wealthy Russian landowner, he became one of the most important revolutionary and intellectual figures of his time: as theorist, polemicist, propagandist, and political actor. Fifty years after his death, Lenin revered him as the father of Russian revolutionary socialism. Tolstoy said he had never met another man "with so rare a combination of scintillating brilliance and depth." His story of his privileged childhood among the Russian aristocracy is lit with the insight of a great novelist
War and peace : a novel by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the years leading up to and culminating in Napoleon's disastrous Russian invasion, this novel focuses upon an entire society torn by conflict and change. Here is humanity in all its innocence and corruption, its wisdom and folly
Notes from a dead house by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

56 editions published between 1861 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a secret group of radical utopians, Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years in a Siberian labor camp--a terrible mental, spiritual, and physical ordeal that inspired him to write The House of the Dead. Told from the point of view of a fictitious narrator--a convict serving a ten year sentence for murdering his wife--The House of the Dead describes in vivid detail the horrors that Dostoevsky himself witnessed while in prison: the brutality of the guards who relished cruelty for its own sake; the evil of criminals who enjoy murdering children; and the existence of decent souls amid filth and degradation. Also included in this volume is Dostoevsky's first published work, Poor Folk, a novel written in the form of letters that brought Dostoevsky immediate critical and public recognition."--Cover
The collected tales and plays of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brothers Karamazov : the Constance Garnett translation by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dostoyevsky's novel recounts the story of three very different brothers following the murder of their barbaric father
The short novels of Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1945 and 1953 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts with epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

31 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in English and German and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three very different brothers following the murder of their barbaric father
The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by a 19th century Russian master, comprising twenty tales. They range from The Lady with the Dog, an illicit love affair between two married people, to A Blunder, in which parents eavesdrop as a suitor proposes to their daughter
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The kingdom of God is within you : Christianity not as a mystic religion but as a new theory of life
The brothers KaramazovThe image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were writtenAnna Karenina : a novel in eight partsFathers and sons : the author on the novel, contemporary reactions, essays in criticismThe possessedThe idiotOn the eveWhite nights : and other stories
Alternative Names
Black, Constance Clara

Black Constance Clara (1861-1946)

Black Garnett, Constance 1862-1946

Constance Garnett Brits taalkundige (1861-1946)

Constance Garnett traductrice

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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