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Pevear, Richard 1943-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 474 publications in 1 language and 30,870 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Didactic fiction  War stories  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PG3326, 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 )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel's seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness. While previous versions have softened the robust, and sometimes shocking, quality of Tolstoy's writing, Pevear and Volokhonsky have produced a translation true to his powerful voice. This award-winning team's authoritative edition also includes an illuminating introduction and explanatory notes. Beautiful, vigorous, and eminently readable, this Anna Karenina will be the definitive text for generations to come
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man must endure relentless physical and mental punishments as retribution for his act of murder
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,602 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
The complete short novels by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,556 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
The brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts with epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brothers Karamazov, his last and greatest novel, published just before his death in 1881, chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature
The possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 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 three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris to join the King's elite guards, but almost immediately finds he is duelling with some of the very men he has come to swear allegiance to - Porthos, Athos and Aramis, inseparable friends: the Three Musketeers. Soon part of their close band, D'Artagnan's loyalty to his new allies puts him in the deadly path of Cardinal Richlieu's machinations. And when the young hero falls in love with the beautiful but inaccessible Constance, he finds himself in a world of murder, conspiracy and lies, with only the Musketeers to depend on. A stirring nineteenth-century tale of friendship and adventure, "The Three Musketeers" continues to be one of the most influential and popular pieces of French literature. Richard Pevear's introduction investigates the controversy of Dumas' literary collaborators, and how important serialisation was to the book's success. This edition also includes notes on the text
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

10 editions published between 1869 and 2003 in English and held by 1,054 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
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 887 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 )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 876 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
Mister Cat-and-a-half by Richard Pevear( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 864 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
Notes from underground, and the grand inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 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 brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 832 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
The master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 814 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 collected tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 768 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 641 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 eternal husband and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 600 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 : a poem of St. Petersburg by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 577 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
Dead souls by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 544 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
The death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 541 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."--Jacket
 
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Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts
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Crime and punishmentWar and peaceThe complete short novelsThe brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts with epilogueThe possessedThe three musketeersThe idiotDoctor Zhivago