Books by Fyodor Dostoevsky

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"It's not quite idiomatic—for that there's Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's version—but the translation moves easily and legibly enough through Raskolnikov's nasty deeds, game of cat and mouse, and visionary redemption."
" ‘I don't need any…translations,' muttered Raskolnikov." Well, of course he does, hence this new translation of an old standby of Russian-lit survey courses. Read full book review >
NOTES FROM A DEAD HOUSE by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Released: March 24, 2015

"A classic made current and a welcome addition to the library of Russian literature in translation."
One of literature's definitive prison memoirs is given new immediacy in this sturdy translation by the team of Pevear and Volokhonsky (Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, 2007, etc.).Read full book review >
THE ETERNAL HUSBAND by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"One of Dostoevsky's strangest and strongest works, it's a rigorous test for Pevear and Volokhonsky, but one that they pass with flying colors."
A fifth translation of Dostoevsky's fiction by the acclaimed husband-and-wife team, whose revisionist English-language versions restore much of the colloquial vigor and rough humor suppressed or glossed over in earlier translations. Read full book review >
DEMONS by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Released: July 18, 1994

"Volokhonsky and Pevear's translation brings to the surface all of Dostoevsky's subtle linguistic and nationalist humor, and the copious notes are indispensable for making one's way through the thicket of 19th-century Russian politics."
Dostoevsky's sprawling political novel is given new life in this fresh translation. Read full book review >