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Ronald Wilks

Ronald Wilks

·4.11·21,196 Ratings
“ Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ” ― Anne Lamott
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  • My Universities

    1992·
    ·3.88·975 Ratings
    My Universities, the last part of Gorky's great autobiographical trilogy, covers the years from 1884 to 1888 when he was a raw teen-age youth, intensely excited and as intensely disappointed by the book of life as he found it among the flotsam and jetsam,
  • My Childhood

    1991·
    ·4·3,714 Ratings
    Coloured by poverty and horrifying brutality, Gorky's childhood equipped him to understand - in a way denied to a Tolstoy or a Turgenev - the life of the ordinary Russian. After his father, a paperhanger and upholsterer, died of cholera, five-year-old Gor
  • Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings

    1998·
    ·4.26·4,388 Ratings
    Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed
  • The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904

    2002·
    ·4.22·4,276 Ratings
    In the final years of his life, Chekhov had reached the height of his powers as a dramatist, and also produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examine the nature of love ou
  • The Steppe and Other Stories, 1887-91

    2001·
    ·4.08·403 Ratings
    The Steppe and Other Stories 1887-91 is a collection that reveals Anton Chekhov's evolution from a novice writer to a master of short narrative form. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Ronald Wilks with an introduction by Donald Rayfield.This
  • The Shooting Party

    2004·
    ·3.93·770 Ratings
    Anton Chekhov's only full-length novel, this Penguin Classics edition of The Shooting Party is translated and edited by Ronald Wilks, with an introduction by John Sutherland.The Shooting Party centers on Olga, the pretty young daughter of a drunken forest
  • The Kiss and Other Stories

    1982·
    ·4.11·291 Ratings
    A selection of ten stories written when Chekhov had reached his maturity as a short storywriter, between 1887 and 1902. They show him as a master of compression and a probing analyst, unmasking the mediocrity, lack of ideals, and spiritual and physical in
  • The Overcoat and The Nose

    1995·
    ·3.97·732 Ratings
    Nikolai Gogol was born in the Ukraine in 1809. Vladimir Nabokov wrote of his work that "after reading Gogol one's eyes may become gogolized, and one is apt to see bits of his world in the most unexpected places." He died in 1852 after subjecting himself t
  • The Duel and Other Stories

    1984·
    ·4.17·636 Ratings
    Six selections from the famed Russian author Anton Chekhov showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion.The duel --My wife --Murder --The black monk --Terror --The two Volodyas.
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