Product Code: B2D3798
ISBN: 9781782267911Titles In This Set :
1. War and Peace
2. Anna Karenina
3. Crime and Punishment
4. The Brothers Karamazov
5. Three Sisters
6. The Master and Margarita
7. Fathers and Sons
8. Eugene Onegin
10. A Hero of Our Time
War and Peace
Pierre is nothing like his confident, handsome friend Andrei. He is awkward and shy – and when his father dies and leaves Pierre a vast fortune, suddenly very popular. As war rages on the edges of Moscow and the charming young Natasha catches the eye of both friends, Pierre must decide what he wants and who he is. Can Pierre finally find happiness, and will Natasha decide where her heart truly lies?
Anna Karenina appears to have the perfect life. Young and beautiful, she lives in a fashionable house in Moscow with her respected husband and their young son. But Anna is deeply unhappy. Her older husband bores her, and she misses the lively city she grew up in. Then Count Vronsky, a dashing young officer, invites her to dance at a ball. Will Anna protect the comfortable life she has, or risk it all for forbidden love?
Crime and Punishment
Once a promising young student, Raskolnikov does not know how he ended up poor and miserable. Determined to get his life back on track, he commits a terrible act. But as his desperate mother and sister turn up on his doorstep, and a stern police detective starts sniffing around, Raskolnikov’s troubles may not be over after all. Will Raskolnikov be punished for his crime, or will the guilt get him first?
The Brothers Karamazov
Dimitri is angry and reckless. Ivan is smart and logical. Alyosha is caring and forgiving. And their half-brother Smerdyakov is treated no better than a servant by their father. When Dimitri falls in love with a woman who isn’t his fiancée and sets out to get the money his father is keeping from him, tensions within the family run higher than ever.
Can Alyosha bring the Karamazov family together before disaster strikes?
When their parents die, sisters Olga, Masha and Irina are left to look after their beautiful family home. Each sister longs for more from life: Olga and Irina want to return to Moscow, while Masha is miserably married to a man she does not love. Then their brother, Andrey, marries the demanding Natasha, who is determined to make changes – and not for the better. Will the sisters be able to hold onto what they hold dear, or will they lose everything?
The Master and Margarita
Strange things are happening in Moscow. A giant cat walks on its hind-legs and a witch with red hair flies through the sky on a broomstick. There’s a sell-out show at the theatre with a devilish magician who seems to be behind everything. But how? And what does it have to do with an unfinished book about Jesus and Pontius Pilate?
Can the residents of Moscow figure out what is true, and what is simply a story?
Fathers and Sons
Nickolai Kirsanov is excited for his son’s return to their family estate – but not so thrilled to meet the strange friend he brings with him. While Arkady is friendly and kind, Bazarov is quiet, unemotional and only interested in cold hard facts. He is a Nihilist. Faced with glamorous balls and first love, Bazarov is determined to teach Arkady his way of life. Will Arkady become more like his friend, or will the two friends both learn from each other, instead?
Eugene Onegin is young, handsome, rich … and bored. Nothing impresses him: not his grand house filled with expensive furniture, not the glittering balls he attends, not the sumptuous dinners he eats. When his uncle dies, leaving him his rundown estate, Eugene moves to the countryside. Here he meets the lively and intelligent Lensky, and the beautiful, quiet Tatyana. Will Eugene grasp this opportunity for a new and happy life, or will his bad attitude get in the way?
Ilya Oblomov should be the happiest person in St Petersburg. He has a fashionable house, a large country estate, and endless invites to fancy dinners and glamorous balls. But Oblomov finds things difficult. The outside world overwhelms him. Even thinking about it makes him exhausted! He would much rather stay inside in his warm, comfy bed. Can Oblomov find the energy he needs to live a happy life, or will he lose everything … including the love of his life?
A Hero of Our Time
An old man walks wearily along a long mountain footpath, carrying the journal of an officer he once knew. Pechorin was young, brave and loyal. In his journal he wrote down all of his adventures, involving thievery, smugglers, rivals and love. But when the two friends meet again, Pechorin has changed. He is cold and distant. What happened to Pechorin in the year that has passed, and will he ever find happiness again?