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Hugh Aplin

Hugh Aplin

·3.84·8,546 Ratings
“ It always seems impossible until it is done. ” ― Nelson Mandela
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  • The Fatal Eggs

    2005·
    ·3.78·4,468 Ratings
    As the turbulent years following the Russian revolution of 1917 settle down into a new Soviet reality, the brilliant and eccentric zoologist Persikov discovers an amazing ray that drastically increases the size and reproductive rate of living organisms. A
  • Faust

    2003·
    ·3.76·223 Ratings
    This is a translation of this masterpiece by the author of 'Fathers and Sons' and 'A Noblemen's Nest'. Written in just a few days in 1856, Faust describes the elusive nature of love.
  • The Story of a Nobody

    2002·
    ·3.84·380 Ratings
    The Story of a Nobody is a profound and moving work of fiction, combining the political tensions of the day with a tale of deep poignancy and sorrow. With St Petersburg awash with extravagant, dissolute bureaucrats concerned only with increasing their vas
  • The Forged Coupon

    2006·
    ·3.87·537 Ratings
    Tolstoy’s final novella, The Forged Coupon is an ingenious study of the destructive powers of evil set against a brilliant depiction of Russian life.Inescapably in thrall to the power his crimes bring him, Stepan goes further and further down the path o
  • The Squabble

    2002·
    ·3.93·425 Ratings
  • Wings

    2007·
    ·3.55·129 Ratings
    A key text in the history of gay literature, Wings was published in 1906 to the scandalized reaction of contemporary society and the generations which followed. Its central theme of aestheticized sensuality has drawn comparisons with the work of contempor
  • The Village

    2010·
    ·3.54·142 Ratings
    Set during the 1905 Revolution in southwest Russia, this is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of the lives of two peasant brothers, “characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human.” With brutal honesty it reveals t
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