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Pevear, Richard 1943-

Overview
Works: 109 works in 539 publications in 1 language and 33,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Political fiction  Didactic fiction  War fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Most widely held works about Richard Pevear
 
Most widely held works by Richard Pevear
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and a meaning to his life - and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself. This acclaimed modern translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky won the PEN/ Book of the Month Club Translation Prize in 2001. Their translation is accompanied in this edition by an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley. "The new and brilliantly witty translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is a must". (Lisa Appignanesi, Independent, Books of the Year). "Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English, and their superb rendering allows us, as perhaps never before, to grasp the palpability of Tolstoy's "characters, acts, situations""
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 2,380 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 )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man must endure relentless physical and mental punishments as retribution for his act of murder
The complete short novels by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,859 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."--Page 2 of cover
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pevear and Volokhonsky, the bestselling, award-winning translators of "Anna Karenina" and "The Brothers Karamazov," comes a brilliant, engaging, and eminently readable translation of Tolstoy's master epic
The possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,287 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
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1869 and 2003 in English and held by 1,083 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."--Jacket
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue-- and also three boon companions: the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women--more than a million in total--were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women's stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war--the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories." -- Publisher's description
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 935 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
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 898 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 master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 872 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
Notes from underground, and the grand inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 858 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
Dead souls by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 838 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
Mister Cat-and-a-half by Richard Pevear( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 833 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
The collected tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 767 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 623 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. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
The eternal husband and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 598 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
The double ; and, the gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two stories, one in which Goliadkin, a minor official, becomes aware of a strange doppelganger who replaces him with his friends and associates, and another, depicting Alexei Ivanovich's obsession with gambling and troubles with women
Night talk and other poems by Richard Pevear( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The first thing I recognize as the beginning of a poem, "" writes Richard Pevear, ""is a distinct rhythm, not only of stress but of movement. Once I hear it, I can find words for it. But the essential thing, finally, is simultaneity-the completion of a shape, a thought, an emotion, a figure, all at the same time. The Trojan War, the figures of Greek tragedy, certain elements of the Gospels, the stories of Malory, are parts of my personal language."" Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-o
 
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Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts
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The brothers KaramazovCrime and punishmentThe complete short novelsWar and peaceThe possessedThe idiotThe three musketeersDoctor Zhivago