If you follow me on my social media, mainly IG and Twitter, you would notice a theme, and that is my love for all things Russia related. It doesn’t matter if it is travelling, food, or TV shows, I love them. But most of all, I have this obsession for Russian classics and all the stories that are set in Russia.
I was so happy to discover the new Vintage Classics Russian series collection. They have included 6 books in this collection and they are just beyond beautiful. I have posted each book on my IG account but I thought it would be a good idea to post them on my blog too.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The first one up is none other than the mother of all Russian classics War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I read some parts of it growing up but never got to finish it. I am planning to read one chapter a week/month (depending how long a chapter is…!) and hopefully I will conquer this beast!
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
I actually own two editions of this book, one is this Vintage Classics, the other one is the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. I just love these two editions so much, each has its own unique feature, both are stunning
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I think of all the Russian classics, I probably know or have been made aware of this the most. The TV shows, the movies, the plays, the musicals etc. This is such a gorgeous cover and I think it fits the story so well. Absolutely stunning.
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
Written in 1960, Vassily Grossman never saw his novel Life and Fate published in his lifetime as the KGB seized what they believed to be all copies and records due to its anti-Stalin criticism. Ten years after Grossman’s death, in 1974, a friend managed to smuggle a microfiched copy of the book out of the Soviet Union to the West where it was finally published in 1980.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I think this is the book I know the least about among the 6 classics selected in this collection. People say this is the first master piece of crime/thriller/mystery fiction. I am excited to get to this one when I can!
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
I have been told that Dr. Zhivago has a similar feel to The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, and you all know I am all about TBH!I started to read this last year but didn’t get to finish it, so hopefully I will get to finish this very soon.
Which cover is your favourite?