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ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 58

                                               

The Duel (Chekhov story)

The Duel is a novella by Anton Chekhov first published in 1891. It was adapted for the screen by Iosif Kheifits in 1973 and by Dover Kosashvili in 2010.

                                               

The Pearl (novel)

The Pearl is a novella by the American author John Steinbeck. The story, first published in 1947, follows a pearl diver, Kino, and explores mans nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil. Steinbecks inspiration was a Mexican f ...

                                               

Sanctuary (disambiguation)

The Sanctuary & Sanctuary II, bases of operation of the character Thanos in the Marvel comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe Sanctuary Saint Seiya, a fictional location in Saint Seiya Sanctuary, the city setting of the Thieves World shared univers ...

                                               

A Foreign Woman

A Foreign Woman is a novel by the Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov. A Foreign Woman is the first authors book about life in America.

                                               

The Cossacks (novel)

The Cossacks is a short novel by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1863 in the popular literary magazine The Russian Messenger. It was originally called Young Manhood. Both Ivan Turgenev and the Nobel prize-winning Russian writer Ivan Bunin gave the work ...

                                               

Cutty Sark (short story)

Cutty Sark is a novella about the sailing ship Cutty Sark by the Soviet writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov. It was written in 1942-1943 and first published in the USSR in 1944. Intrigued by the history of the Cutty Sark, Yefremov produced a ...

                                               

Kangaroo (novel)

Kangaroo is an account of a visit to New South Wales by an English writer named Richard Lovat Somers and his German wife Harriet in the early 1920s. This appears to be semi-autobiographical, based on a three-month visit to Australia by Lawrence a ...

                                               

Coventry (short story)

Coventry is a science fiction short story by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, part of his Future History series. It was first published in 1940 in Astounding Science Fiction, and later collected into the book Revolt in 2100 in 1953. The title ...

                                               

The Carriage

The Carriage is an 1836 short story by Nikolai Gogol, one of his shortest works. The story centers on the life of a former cavalry officer and landowner near a small Russian town. After reading the story, Anton Chekhov wrote to Alexei Suvorin, "W ...

                                               

The Foundation Pit

The Foundation Pit is a gloomy symbolic and semi-satirical novel by Andrei Platonov. The plot of the novel concerns a group of workers living in the early Soviet Union. They attempt to dig out a huge foundation pit on the base of which a gigantic ...

                                               

Red Devils (story)

Red Devils is a revolutionary adventure story written by the secretary of the Governorate Committee of the Kostroma RCP, novelist and screenwriter Pavel Blyakhin in 1921 and published in 1923–1926. The book became popular after the film adaptatio ...

                                               

Credo (novel)

Credo is a novel by British author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, published in 1996. An epic story of the Christian faith set in 7th-century Britain, it centres on the life of a young Celtic Princess torn between her dedication to Gods service and ...

                                               

The Kreutzer Sonata

The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella by Leo Tolstoy, named after Beethovens Kreutzer Sonata. The novella was published in 1889, and was promptly censored by the Russian authorities. The work is an argument for the ideal of sexual abstinence and an in ...

                                               

Wings (Kuzmin novel)

Wings was the first Russian novel centred on homosexuality. Written by Mikhail Kuzmin, it was printed in 1906 to the consternation of a conservative literary establishment.

                                               

Frost and Fire (short story)

Frost and Fire is a short story by Ray Bradbury and the fourteenth in his collection R is for Rocket. It was first published in Planet Stories as "the Creatures That Time Forgot."

                                               

Space Mowgli

Space Mowgli, also known as The Kid, is a 1971 science fiction novel by Russian writers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, set in the Noon Universe.

                                               

Boy in Darkness

Boy in Darkness is a novella written by Mervyn Peake. It was first published in 1956 by Eyre & Spottiswoode as part of the anthology Sometime, Never: Three Tales of Imagination. A corrupt version of Boy in Darkness was published both in an anthol ...

                                               

The Mask (short story)

The Mask is a science fiction techno horror short story by Polish writer Stanislaw Lem written in 1974 and first published in literary magazine Kultura that year. It was the title story in a short story collection published in 1976 by Wydawnictwo ...

                                               

The Blizzard

The Blizzard is the second of five short stories that constitute The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin by Aleksandr Pushkin. The manuscript for the story was originally completed October 20, 1830. It was intended to be the last of The Tales ...

                                               

Mio, My Son

Mio, My Son is a childrens book by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. It was first published in 1954 in Sweden, with the Swedish title Mio, min Mio. The writing is stylised and the story strongly reminiscent of traditional fairy tales and folklore. ...

                                               

Bridge to Terabithia (novel)

Bridge to Terabithia is a work of childrens literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom in their imaginations. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newb ...

                                               

My Life (novella)

My Life is an 1896 novella by Anton Chekhov, set in a provincial southern Russian city like Chekhovs own hometown of Taganrog.

                                               

Peasants (short story)

Peasants is an 1897 novella by Anton Chekhov. Upon its publication it became a literary sensation of the year, caused controversy but in retrospect is regarded as one of Chekhovs masterpieces.

                                               

The Dead (short story)

"The Dead" is the final short story in the 1914 collection Dubliners by James Joyce. The other stories in the collection are shorter, whereas at 15.952 words, "The Dead" is almost long enough to be described as a novella. The story deals with the ...

                                               

Nevsky Prospekt (story)

Influenced strongly by the Sentimental movement, the protagonist of "Nevsky Prospekt" is a pathetic and insignificant romantic, the narrator is chatty and unreliable, along the lines of Tristram Shandy, the definitive Sentimental novel and realis ...

                                               

The Exchange (novel)

The Exchange is a novel by Yuri Trifonov. It is the first volume of Trifonovs cycle of Moscow novels written in "urban prose", and portraying the everyday lives of Muscovites dwellers.

                                               

The Yearling

The Yearling is a novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings published in March 1938. It was the main selection of the Book of the Month Club in April 1938. It was the best-selling novel in America in 1938 and the seventh-best in 1939. It sold over 250.00 ...

                                               

Olesya (Kuprin novel)

Olesya is a novelette by Alexander Kuprin written in late 1897 – early 1898 and serialized in Kievlyanin newspaper in October 30 – November 17, 1898. Olesya, the most acclaimed piece of his Polesye cycle, did much to build Kuprins literary reputa ...

                                               

Father Sergius

Father Sergius is a short story written by Leo Tolstoy between 1890 and 1898 and first published in 1911.

                                               

Boyhood (novel)

Boyhood is the second novel in Leo Tolstoys autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and followed by Youth. The novel was first published in the Russian literary journal Sovremennik in 1854. Later in life, Tolstoy expressed his unhappiness w ...

                                               

The Fall (Camus novel)

The Fall is a philosophical novel by Albert Camus. First published in 1956, it his last complete work of fiction. Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of dramatic monologues by the self-proclaimed "judge-penitent" Jean-Baptiste Clamenc ...

                                               

Pippi Longstocking (novel)

Pippi Longstocking is a Swedish childrens novel by writer Astrid Lindgren, published by Raben & Sjogren with illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman in 1945. Translations have been published in more than 40 languages, commonly with new illustrations. ...

                                               

First Love (novella)

First Love is a novella by Ivan Turgenev, first published in 1860. It is one of his most popular pieces of short fiction. It tells the love story between a 21-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy.

                                               

The Duel (Kuprin novel)

The Duel is a novel by Russian author Aleksandr Kuprin published in 1905. It is generally considered his best work; even though Kuprins 1896 short story Moloch first made his name known as a writer it was The Duel which made him famous. Because o ...

                                               

The Portrait (short story)

The Portrait is a short story by Nikolai Gogol, originally published in the short story collection Arabesques in 1835. It is one of Gogols most demonic of tales, hinting at some of his earlier works such as "St. Johns Eve" and "Viy".

                                               

The Last Castle (novella)

The Last Castle is a science fiction novella by American writer Jack Vance written in 1966. It won the 1966 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1967 Hugo Award for Best Novelette. It is about a future civilization of wealthy nobles who live in ...

                                               

The Ghost (novel)

The Ghost is a contemporary political thriller by the best-selling English novelist and journalist Robert Harris. In 2010, the novel was adapted into a film, The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Pierce Brosnan, for which Pola ...

                                               

R.V.S.

R.V.S. is a short novel by Arkady Gaidar, first published in 1926, in the Perm-based newspaper Zvezda which the author worked as the correspondent of at the time. Also in 1926 it was released as a separate book by Gosizdat Publishers. This was on ...

                                               

The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods by British naturalist and author Gerald Durrell is the third book in his autobiographical "Corfu trilogy," following My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts, and Relatives.

                                               

Seryozha (novel)

Seryozha is a short novel by Soviet writer Vera Panova. Seryozha has also been translated as Time Walked and A Summer to Remember. Seryozha is a diminutive form of the name Sergey.

                                               

The Words (book)

The text is divided into two near-equal parts entitled Reading and Writing. However, according to Philippe Lejeune, these two parts are only a façade and are not relevant to the chronological progression of the work. He considers the text to inst ...

                                               

The Fair at Sorochyntsi (short story)

The Fair at Sorochyntsi is the first story in the collection Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka by Ukrainian-born writer Nikolai Gogol. Later in the 19th-century the story was adapted as an opera of the same name by Modest Mussorgsky.

                                               

Apt Pupil

Apt Pupil is a novella by Stephen King, originally published in the 1982 novella collection Different Seasons, subtitled "Summer of Corruption".

                                               

Space Apprentice

Space Apprentice, also known as Probationers, is a science fiction novel by Soviet-Russian writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, originally published in 1962. It is set in the Noon Universe following The Land of Crimson Clouds and "Destination Ama ...

                                               

The Steppe (novella)

The Steppe, subtitled The Story of a Journey, is a novella by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. In a narrative that drifts with the thought processes of the characters, Chekhov evokes a chaise journey across the steppe through the eyes of a young boy ...

                                               

Wanderer

Wanderer, Wanderers, or The Wanderer may refer to: Nomadic and/or itinerant people, working short-term before moving to other locations, who wander from place to place with no permanent home, or are vagrant The Wanderer, an alternate name for the ...

                                               

Dry Valley (novel)

Dry Valley is a short novel by a Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Ivan Bunin, first published in the April 1912 issue of the Saint Petersburg Vestnik Evropy magazine. Having come out soon after The Village, it is usually linked to the latter as ...

                                               

The Body (King novella)

The Body is a novella by American writer Stephen King, originally published in his 1982 collection Different Seasons and adapted into the 1986 film Stand by Me. Some changes were made to the plot of the film, including changing the setting year f ...

                                               

The Mist (novella)

The Mist is a horror novel by the American author Stephen King, in which the small town of Bridgton, Maine is suddenly enveloped in an unnatural mist that conceals otherworldly monsters. It was first published as the first and longest story of th ...

                                               

The Road Not Taken (short story)

"The Road Not Taken" is a science fiction short story by American writer Harry Turtledove, set in 2039, in which he presents a fictitious account of a first encounter between humanity and an alien race, the Roxolani. Turtledove wrote a sequel, a ...

                                               

The Vampire (novella)

The Vampire is a gothic novella by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, first published in Saint Petersburg in 1841 under the pseudonym of Krasnorogsky.

                                               

Ur (novella)

Ur is a novella by Stephen King. It was written exclusively for the Amazon Kindle platform, and became available for download on February 12, 2009. An audiobook edition was released on February 16, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Audio, read by Holter G ...

                                               

Affiliate (novel)

Affiliate) is a novel by the Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov. It was written in November 1987 in New York.

                                               

Hadji Murat (novel)

Hadji Murat is a short novel written by Leo Tolstoy from 1896 to 1904 and published posthumously in 1912. The protagonist is Hadji Murat, an Avar rebel commander who, for reasons of personal revenge, forges an uneasy alliance with the Russians he ...

                                               

Heidi

Heidi is a work of childrens fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. It is a novel about the events in the ...

                                               

Knight's Gambit

Knight’s Gambit is a 1949 short story collection by the American author William Faulkner, and contains a short story of the same name. The book collects six of Faulkner’s stories about attorney Gavin Stevens, who also takes a leading part in his ...

                                               

The Dragon Masters

The Dragon Masters is a science fiction novella by American author Jack Vance. It was first published in Galaxy magazine, August 1962, and in 1963 in book form, as half of Ace Double F-185. It won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1963. The ...

                                               

The Landlady (novella)

The Landlady is a novella by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, written in 1847. Set in Saint Petersburg, it tells of an abstracted young man, Vasily Mikhailovich Ordynov, and his obsessive love for Katerina, the wife of a dismal husband whom Ord ...

                                               

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 childrens novel by British author Roald Dahl. The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Facto ...

                                               

Envoy Extraordinary (novella)

Envoy Extraordinary is a 1956 novella by William Golding, published along with Clonk and The Scorpion God in the collection The Scorpion God. Envoy Extraordinary is set in Ancient Rome, in and around the Emperors court. The aged Emperor lives wit ...

                                               

The Black Monk

The Black Monk is a short story by Anton Chekhov, written in 1893 while Chekhov was living in the village of Melikhovo. It was first published in 1894 in The Artist, one of the leading Russian magazines on theater and music in the last quarter of ...

                                               

The Overcoat

The Overcoat is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had great influence on Russian literature, as expressed in a quote attributed to Fyodor Dostoyevsky: "We all come out f ...

                                               

Sliver (novel)

Sliver is a novel by U.S. author Ira Levin about the mysterious people in a privately owned New York highrise apartment building, especially after a new tenant - an attractive young working woman in publishing - has moved in. The novel became the ...

                                               

Youth (Leo Tolstoy novel)

Youth is the third novel in Leo Tolstoys autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and Boyhood. It was first published in the popular Russian literary magazine Sovremennik. Later in life, Tolstoy expressed his unhappiness with the book, and t ...

                                               

Yama: The Pit

The Pit is a novel by Alexander Kuprin published in installments between 1909 and 1915, in Zemlya almanacs. The book, centering on a brothel, owned by a woman named Anna Markovna, caused much controversy in its time.

                                               

The Double (Dostoevsky novel)

The Double is a novella written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published on January 30, 1846 in the Fatherland Notes. It was subsequently revised and republished by Dostoevsky in 1866.

                                               

The Chimes

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, commonly referred to as The Chimes, is a novella written by Charles Dickens and first published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It is the second in h ...

                                               

The Nose (Gogol short story)

The Nose is a satirical short story by Nikolai Gogol written during his time living in St. Petersburg. During this time, Gogols works were primarily focused on surrealism and the grotesque, with a romantic twist. Written between 1835 and 1836, "T ...

                                               

Profession (novella)

Profession is a science fiction novella by American writer Isaac Asimov. The story first appeared in the July 1957 issue of Astounding Science Fiction and was the lead story in the 1959 collection Nine Tomorrows.

                                               

City (novel)

City is a 1952 science fiction fix-up novel by American writer Clifford D. Simak. The original version consists of eight linked short stories, all originally published between 1944 and 1951, along with brief "notes" on each of the stories. These ...

                                               

Double Star

Double Star is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, first serialized in Astounding Science Fiction and published in hardcover the same year. It received the 1956 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

                                               

The Refugees (novel)

The Refugees is a historical novel by British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It revolves around Amory de Catinat, a Huguenot guardsman of Louis XIV, and Amos Green, an American who comes to visit France. Major themes include Louis XIVs marriage t ...

                                               

The Talisman (King and Straub novel)

The Talisman is a 1984 fantasy novel by American writers Stephen King and Peter Straub. The plot is not related to that of Walter Scotts 1825 novel of the same name, although there is one oblique reference to "a Sir Walter Scott novel." The Talis ...

                                               

Aelita (novel)

The story begins in the Soviet Union, just after the end of the Russian Civil War. A lonely engineer, Mstislav Los, designs and constructs a revolutionary pulse detonation rocket and decides to set course for Mars. Looking for a companion for the ...

                                               

Barlaam and Josaphat

Barlaam and Josaphat are legendary Christian martyrs and saints. Their life story is likely to have been based on the life of the Gautama Buddha. It tells how an Indian king persecuted the Christian Church in his realm. When astrologers predicted ...

                                               

Dubrovsky (novel)

Dubrovsky is an unfinished novel by Alexander Pushkin, written in 1832 and published after Pushkin’s death in 1841. The name Dubrovsky was given by the editor.

                                               

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated comedy television series created by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his aquatic f ...

                                               

Bernard (TV series)

Bernard, known as Backkom in South Korea, is a Spanish-South Korean-French computer-animated television series produced by RG Animation Studios, with the investment of the South Korean broadcaster EBS, the Spanish BRB Internacional and the French ...

                                               

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts is a British stop motion clay animation comedy mockumentary franchise originating in a 1989 British humorous animated short film of the same name. The film matched animated zoo animals with a soundtrack of people talking about t ...

                                               

Beetlejuice (TV series)

Beetlejuice is an animated television series that ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC, and on Fox from September 9, 1991 to December 6, 1991. Loosely based on the American 1988 film of the same name, it was developed and executi ...

                                               

Dogstar (TV series)

Dogstar is an Australian childrens animated television program produced by Media World Pictures which first screened on the Nine Network and then Disney Channel Australia. There are 26 episodes in each season. Dogstar was produced by Colin South ...

                                               

101 Dalmatians: The Series

101 Dalmatians: The Series is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation in association with Jumbo Pictures based on the 1961 Disney animated feature of the same name and its 1996 live-action remake. The show s ...

                                               

Animals (American TV series)

Animals is an American animated comedy television series created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano. The first two episodes were independently produced and presented at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015. In May 2015, HBO picked the series ...

                                               

Milo Murphy's Law

Milo Murphys Law is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh. The series premiered on October 3, 2016 on Disney XD. It revolves around the title character, Milo Murphy, wh ...

                                               

The Animals of Farthing Wood (TV series)

The Animals of Farthing Wood is a British-French animated series commissioned by the European Broadcasting Union between 1992 and 1995, and is based on the series of books written by English author Colin Dann. It was produced by Martin Gates Prod ...

                                               

Slacker Cats

Slacker Cats is an animated ABC Family series that premiered on August 13, 2007. It was created using Adobe Flash. The show was initially marketed as a childrens show, but in later advertising and in press kits issued to the media, it was clearly ...

                                               

Epic (2013 film)

Epic is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated action-adventure film based loosely on William Joyces 1996 childrens book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios; written by William Joyce, James V. Hart, Daniel Sher ...

                                               

Avatar (2009 film)

Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd centur ...

                                               

Gamer (2009 film)

Gamer is a 2009 American science fiction action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The film stars Gerard Butler as a participant in an online game in which participants can control human beings as players, and Logan Ler ...

                                               

Star Trek (film)

Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by J. J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It is the eleventh film in the Star Trek film franchise, and is also a reboot that features the main characters of th ...

                                               

Rampage (2009 film)

Rampage is a 2009 action film written and directed by Uwe Boll and starring Brendan Fletcher, Michael Pare, Shaun Sipos and Lynda Boyd. It received a theatrical release in Germany, though was released direct-to-video in the rest of the world. It ...

                                               

The Intouchables

The Intouchables, also known as Untouchable, is a 2011 French buddy comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Nine weeks after its release in France on 2 November 2011, it became the seco ...

                                               

12 (2007 film)

12 is a 2007 crime film by Russian director, screenwriter, producer and actor Nikita Mikhalkov. The film is a Russian-language remake of Sidney Lumets 1957 film 12 Angry Men, which in turn was based on Reginald Roses 1955 stage play, Twelve Angry ...

                                               

12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Markers 1962 short film La Jetee, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher ...

                                               

1612 (film)

1612 is a 2007 Russian epic historical drama film about the 17th century Time of Troubles and the Polish–Muscovite War with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was directed by Vladimir Khotinenko and produced by Nikita Mikhalkov. The film was ...

                                               

The 9th Company

The 9th Company is a 2005 Russian war film directed by Fedor Bondarchuk and set during the Soviet–Afghan War. The film is loosely based on a real-life battle that took place at Elevation 3234 in early 1988, during the last large-scale Soviet mili ...

                                               

Doom (film)

Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick, loosely based on the video game series of the same name by id Software. The film stars Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Razaaq Ad ...

                                               

V for Vendetta (film)

V for Vendetta is a 2006 dystopian political thriller action film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowskis, based on the 1988 DC/Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in an alternative f ...

                                               

I Loved You (film)

I Loved You, is a 1967 Soviet comedy film directed by Ilia Frez and written by Mikhail Lvovsky. The film was internationally popular in Eastern Europe. The films topic was awakening romantic feelings in a group of Russian teenagers.

                                               

Agony (film)

Agony is a film by Elem Klimov, made c.1973-75 and released in Western and Central Europe in 1982, after protracted resistance from Soviet authorities. The film is notable for its rich, sometimes baroque style, its sumptuous recreation of episode ...

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