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The collection includes the best works of famous Russian writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky: 

Notes from the Underground

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Beggar Boy at Christ's Christmas Tree

Leo Tolstoy:

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

A Letter to a Hindu

A Confession

God Sees the Truth, but Waits

A Russian Christmas Party

Anton Chekhov:

The Lady with the Dog

A Slander

The Horse-Stealers

The Petchenyeg

A Dead Body

A Happy Ending

The Looking-Glass

Old Age


The Beggar

In Trouble


Minds in Ferment

Gone Astray

An Avenger

The Jeune Premier

A Defenceless Creature

An Enigmatic Nature

A Happy Man

A Troublesome Visitor

An Actor's End

A Story Without a Title


Ivan Turgenev:

First Love

The District Doctor


Nikolay Gogol:

The Mantle

Memoirs of a Madman

The Nose

A May Night

The Cloak

The Viy

Christmas Eve

Alexsandr Pushkin:

The Queen of Spades

Maxim Gorky:

One Autumn Night

Her Lover

Leonid Andreyev:


The Little Angel

Aleksandr Kuprin:

The Outrage

Mikhail Bulgakov

The Embroidered Towel

Ivan Bunin:

The Gentleman from San Francisco

Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin:

How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials

Narrators also include: J. Phoenix, R. Williams, J. Dettrey, British Voice, and A. Bottoms 

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  • Samuel Carroll
  • 12-01-22

Beware of Missing Story

I haven't listened to all the stories yet, but trying to compile a list so I can jump around I discovered that there are only 49 stories in this anthology (according to the story introductions) Chapters 194-196 and Chapters 200-203 are both The Viy, they are different versions and based on the outro for most stories this anthology is stitched together of other readers. Which is to say, The Viy appears twice but has different narrators. A Story Without a Title is missing from the collection but is listed on this page.