Primary Sources

Important Fiction with a Political Edge

Chernyshevsky, Nikolai. What Is to Be Done? Translated by Michael R. Katz. Annotated by William G. Wagner. Cornell University Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780801495472. [Preview with Google Books

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Devils. Penguin Classics, 1954. ISBN: 9780140440355. 

Gogol, Nikolai. Dead Souls. Translated by George Reavey. W. W. Norton & Company, 1986. ISBN: 9780393952926. 

— — —. Inspector and Other Plays. Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 2000.

Kantor, Marvin. Dramatic Works of D.I. Fonvizin. Peter Lang International Academic, 1974. ISBN: 9783261014252. (Satirical plays by one of the leading playwrights of eighteenth-century Russia. Quite amusing reading.)

Lermontov, Mikhail. A Hero of Our Time. Translated from the Russian by Vladimir Nabokov in collaboration with Dmitri Nabokov. Overlook Press, 2009. [Preview with Google Books]

Radishchev, A. N. A Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Translation by Leo Wiener. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Roderick Page Thaler. Harvard University Press, 1958. ISBN: 9780674485501. 

Turgenev, Ivan. A House of Gentlefolk. Translated by Constance Garnett. Macmillan, 1916. (Brilliant characterization of provincial noble life, noble-peasant relations.)

— — —. Fathers and Sons. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. ISBN: 9781530481934.

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