An impressive volume at an extraordinary price -- which should have timely interest because of the growing consciousness of the vital part Russian history, literature and social program have played in world history. Here, in one volume, is an amazing cross sectioning of that literature, from the ancient sages and apocryphal writings, the folk ballads and travelers' tales, down to the present and the representative Soviet writers. For the most part, the material included is drawn from the great masters,-Gogol, Turgeniev, Dostoievski, Tolstoi, Gorki, Chekov, and the examples of their work cover short stories, full length novels, plays, sketches, etc. There are representative poets, short story writers, critics, playwrights, mystics, familiar names and unfamiliar ones:-Derzhavin, Pushkin, Lermontov, Belinski, Lesoov, Mereshcovski, Andreiev, Sologub, Bunin, Kuprin, and many others. Each writer is introduced with a brief biographical and editorial sketch, so that the whole volume constitutes not only an anthology of their works, but a running commentary and critique of Russian literature. An excellent choice for Public Libraries, school libraries and individuals who want Russia represented in their private libraries.