The best novels of all times

in the Russian language

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Bratia Karamazovy/ Brothers Karamazov" (1880) +++
  2. Mikhail Bulgakov (Russia, 1891): "Master i Margarita/ The Master and Margarita" (1940) ++
  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Besy/ Possessed/ Demoni" (1873) ++
  4. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Prestuplenie i Nakazanie/ Crime and Punishment/ Delitto e Castigo" (1866) ++
  5. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Idiot" (1869) ++
  6. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Anna Karenina" (1877) ++
  7. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Mertvye Dushi/ Dead Souls" (1842) ++
  8. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Voina i Mir/ War and Peace/ Guerra e Pace" (1869) ++
  9. Ivan Goncharov (Russia, 1812): "Oblomov" (1859) ++
  10. Mikhail Lermontov (Russia, 1814): "Geroi Nashego Vremeni/ A Hero of Our Time" (1840) ++
  11. Boris Bugayev "Andrey Bely" (Russia, 1880): "Petersburg" (1912) ++
  12. Sasha Sokolov (Canada, 1943): "Shkola Dlya Durakov/ School For Fools" (1976) ++
  13. Boris Pasternak (Russia, 1890): "Doktor Zhivago" (1957) +
  14. Mikhail Sholokhov (Russia, 1905): "Tikhii Don/ Placido Don" (1940) +
  15. Nikolay Leskov (Russia, 1831): "Ocharovanny Strannik/ The Enchanted Wanderer/ Viaggiatore Incantato" (1873) +
  16. Ivan Turgenev (Russia, 1818): "Ottsy i Deti/ Fathers and Sons/ Padri e Figli" (1862) +
  17. Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia, 1946): "The Kukotsky Case" (2001) +
  18. Tatyana Tolstaya (Russia, 1951): "Kys/ Slynx" (2000) +
  19. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Dvoinik/ Double/ Sosia" (1846) +
  20. Fyodor Kuzmich Teternikov "Sologub" (Russia, 1863): "Melkii Bes/ The Petty Demon/ Demone Meschino" (1907) +
  21. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Kreitserova Sonata/ Kreutzer Sonate" (1890) +
  22. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia, 1918): "Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha/ A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich/ Giornata di Ivan Denisovic" (1962) +
  23. Arkady Strugatsky (Russia, 1925): "Piknik na Obotshine/ Roadside Picnic/ Picnic sul Ciglio della Strada" (1971) +
  24. Ivan Goncharov (Russia, 1812): "Obyknovennaya Istoriya/ Same Old Story/ Una Storia Comune" (1846) +
  25. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Belye Nochi/ White Nights/ Notti Bianche" (1848) +
  26. Ivan Turgenev (Russia, 1818): "Dvorianskoe Gnezdo/ A House of Gentlefolk/ Nido di Nobili" (1859) +
  27. Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Voskresenie/ Resurrection/ Resurrezione" (1899) +
  28. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Nos/ The Nose" (1836) +
  29. Vasily Aksjonov or Aksenov (Russia, 1932): "Moskovskaja Saga/ Generations of Winter" (1994) +
  30. Aleksandr Pushkin (Russia, 1799): "Pikovaia Dama/ The Queen of Spades" (1834) +
  31. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Shinel/ The Overcoat/ Il Cappotto" (1842) +
  32. Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (Russia, 1826): "Gospoda Golovlevy/ The Golovlyov Family" (1876) +
  33. Nikolai Gogol (Russia, 1809): "Taras Bulba" (1842) +
  34. Aleksei Peshkov "Maksim Gorky" (Russia, 1868): "Mat/ Mother" (1907) +
  35. Leonid Leonov (Russia, 1899): "Russkii Les/ RUssian Forest" (1953) +
  36. Andrei Platonov (Russia, 1899): "Kotlovan/ Foundation Pit" (1951) +
  37. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia, 1918): "Rakovyi Korpus/ Cancer Ward" (1968) +
  38. Sasha Sokolov (Canada, 1943): "Mezhdu Sobakoi i Volkom/ Between Dog and Wolf" (1980) +
  39. Liudmila Petrushevskaia (Russia, 1938): "The Time: Night" (1994) +
  40. Yury Trifonov (Russia, 1925): "Vremya i Mesto/ Time and Place" (1981) +
  41. Vladimir Voinovich (Russia, 1932): "Zhizn' i Neobychainye Prikliucheniia Soldata Ivana Chonkina/ The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin" (1975) +
  42. Andrei Bitov (Russia, 1937): "Pushkinskii Dom/ Pushkin House" (1978) +
  43. Valentin Rasputin (Russia, 1937): "Poslednii Srok/ Final Term" (1971) +
  44. Sergei Dovlatov (Russia, 1941): "Filial/ The Foreign Branch" (1989) +
  45. Sasha Sokolov (Canada, 1943): "Palisandriia/ Astrophobia" (1985) +
  46. Lyudmila Ulitskaya (Russia, 1946): "Sonechka/ Little Sonya" (1995) +
  47. Vladimir Sorokin (Russia, 1955): "Ochered/ The Queue" (1985) +
  • Vasily Narezhnyj (Russia, 1780): "Gavrila Simonovic Cistjakov" (1814) +
  • Ivan Lazhechnikov (Russia, 1792): "Ledyanoi Dom/ The Ice Palace" (1835) +
  • Aleksandr Bestuzev/ Marlinsky (Russia, 1797): "Fregat Nadezhda" (1832) +
  • Aleksandr Veltman (Russia, 1800): "Strannik/ Wanderer/ Pellegrino" (1832) +
  • Aleksandr Veltman (Russia, 1800): "Koshchei Bessmertnyi/ Koshschei the Deathless" (1832)
  • Vladimir Odoevskij (Russia, 1804): "Russkie Nochi/ Russian Nights" (1844) +
  • Aleksandr Herzen (Russia, 1812): "Kto Vinovad/ Whose Fault/ Di Chi La Colpa" (1847) +
  • Ivan Turgenev (Russia, 1818): "Nakanune/ On the Eve/ Alla Vigilia" (1860) +
  • "Slovo o Polku Igoreve/ The Lay of Igor's Campaign" (1185)
  • Aleksei Pisemsky (Russia, 1820): "Tysiacha Dush/ One Thousand Souls/ Mille Anime" (1858) +
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia, 1821): "Zapiski iz Podpolia/ Notes from Underground/ Memorie dal Sottosuolo" (1865) +
  • Lev Tolstoy (Russia, 1828): "Smert' Ivana Ilicha/ The Death of Ivan Ilyich/ Morte di Ivan Ilic" (1886) +
  • Nikolay Leskov (Russia, 1831): "Soboryane/ The Cathedral Folk/ Clero del Duomo" (1872) +
  • Nikolay Leskov (Russia, 1831): "Zapechatlennyi Angel/ The Sealed Angel/ Angelo Sigillato" (1873) +
  • Vasily Sleptsov (Russia, 1836): "Trudnoe Vremja/ Hard Times" (1865) +
  • Vladimir Korolenko (Russia, 1853): "Son Makara/ Makar's Dream/ Sogno di Makar" (1885) +
  • Vsevolod Garsin (Russia, 1855): "Krasnyj Cvetok/ Red Flower/ Fiore Rosso" (1883) +
  • Anton Chekhov (Russia, 1860): "Palata 6/ Ward No 6/ La Corsia Numero 6" (1892) +
  • Anton Chekhov (Russia, 1860): "Duel/ Duello" (1892) +
  • Anton Chekhov (Russia, 1860): "Moja Zhizn/ La Mia Vita" (1896) +
  • Anton Chekhov (Russia, 1860): "Muzhiki/ Peasants/ Contadini" (1897) +
  • Anton Chekhov (Russia, 1860): "Dama s Sobachkoi/ The Lady with the Little Dog/ Signora Col Cagnolino" (1899) +
  • Anton Chekhov (Russia, 1860): "Vovrage/ In The Ravine/ Nel Burrone" (1900) +
  • Dmitry Merezhkovsky (Russia, 1865): "Antikhrist: Pyotr i Aleksei" (1905) +
  • Ivan Bunin (Russia, 1870): "Derevnya/ The Village/ Il Villaggio" (1909) +
  • Aleksei Remizov (Russia, 1877): "Prud/ Pond/ Stagno" (1903) +
  • Aleksei Remizov (Russia, 1877): "Olja" (1927) +
  • Boris Bugayev "Andrey Bely" (Russia, 1880): "Serebryany Golub/ The Silver Dove/ Colombo d'Argento" (1910) +
  • Boris Bugayev "Andrey Bely" (Russia, 1880): "Kotik Letayev/ The Memoirs of a Crank" (1923) +
  • Aleksei Tolstoj (Russia, 1883): "Pyotr Pervy/ Peter the First" (1945) +
  • Evgeny Zamyatin (Russia, 1884): "My/ We" (1924) +
  • Velemir Khlebnikov (Russia, 1885): "Ka" (1916) +
  • Vladislav Khodasevich (Russia, 1886): "Tyazhelaya Lira/ Heavy Lyre" (1922) +
  • Vladislav Khodasevich (Russia, 1886): "Evropeiskaya Noch/ European Night" (1927) +
    Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (Russia, 1938): "There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby" (2009) +
  • Anna Akhmatova (Russia, 1889): "Rekviem/ Requiem" (1963) +
  • Leonid Leonov (Russia, 1899): "Vor/ The Thief/ Il Ladro" (1927) +
  • Yury Olesha (Russia, 1899): "Zavist/ Envy/ Invidia" (1927) +
  • Andrei Platonov (Russia, 1899): "Chevengur" (1951) +
  • Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (Russia, 1887): "Quadraturin" (1926) +

Chronological

See the Chronology of Russian Literature