6 Gorgeous New Covers For Russian Literary Classics

Not a crime or a punishment among them. From the Vintage Classics Russians series.

To coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution, Vintage are releasing this set of beautifully designed literary classics.

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Here’s a closer look at the covers:

1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”

2. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

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“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”

3. Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman

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“Good men and bad men alike are capable of weakness. The difference is simply that a bad man will be proud all his life of one good deed - while an honest man is hardly aware of his good acts, but remembers a single sin for years on end.”

4. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

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“Punch a man on the nose, kick an old man downstairs, shoot somebody or any old thing like that, that’s my job. But argue with women in love—no thank you!”

5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”

6. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

The Vintage Classics Russians are out now, online and in bookshops.

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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