On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

I love Russian literature, I love Russian historical novels, Stachniak's book has not disappointed. Stayed up til 2am each night while camping in a tent in the rain at Airlie Beach with the children's soft breathing as background noise. Best holiday ever.

The Winter Palace (A novel of the young Catherine the Great) by Eva Stachniak

Russian Literature set by Juniper Books. Includes: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov, Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, The Collected Stories by Alexander Pushkin, and A Sportsman’s Notebook by Ivan Turgenev.

Russian Literature Classics Books Sets

"Fiction-writing in Russia has always been serious business. In a society without freedom, the great writers were the truth-tellers, the voice of the voiceless, and the conscience of a nation—“a second government,” as Alexander Solzhenitsyn once put it. Each of the ten works of fiction below is an acknowledged classic of Russian literature."

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

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Doctor Zhivago Infographic | Course Hero

Zhivago Infographic to help you understand everything about the book. Visually learn all about the characters, themes, and Boris Pasternak.

The only book over 500 pages long ever to repeat on the group's list.

The Hardcover of the The Brothers Karamazov (Pevear / Volokhonsky translation) (Everyman's Library) by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky novels. The Brothers Karamazov/Los hermanos Karamazov 1880, Crime and Punishment/Crimen y castigo 1866, The Gambler/El jugador 1867 (Seen at B&N and on Amazon)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky novels - Lovely spine treatment, consistent typeface and single colour allows more freedom for the design on each single spine