All-Time 400: Russian Literature

The Big List of Russian Literature. The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

All-Time 400: Russian Literature

1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (754 people voted)


2. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (544 people voted)


3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (539 people voted)


4. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (501 people voted)


5. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (415 people voted)


6. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (304 people voted)


7. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (276 people voted)


8. Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (233 people voted)


9. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (205 people voted)


10. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin (200 people voted)


11. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (175 people voted)


12. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov (161 people voted)


13. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (160 people voted)


14. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (157 people voted)


15. Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov (136 people voted)


16. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy (135 people voted)


17. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov (123 people voted)


18. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (111 people voted)


19. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (110 people voted)


20. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov (98 people voted)


21. The Overcoat and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol (92 people voted)


22. The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf (84 people voted)


23. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (82 people voted)


24. The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (80 people voted)


25. The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol (73 people voted)


26. The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (68 people voted)


27. The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (66 people voted)


28. And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov (64 people voted)


29. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories by Nikolai Gogol (61 people voted)


30. Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (60 people voted)


31. The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin (61 people voted)


32. The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov (54 people voted)


33. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy (53 people voted)


34. The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy (51 people voted)


35. Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (50 people voted)


36. The Captain’s Daughter by Alexander Pushkin (51 people voted)


37. The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova (49 people voted)


38. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (48 people voted)


39. The Nose by Nikolai Gogol (49 people voted)


40. The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (44 people voted)


41. The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolai Gogol (43 people voted)


42. Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman (42 people voted)


43. My Childhood by Maxim Gorky (42 people voted)


44. The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (40 people voted)


45. Mother by Maxim Gorky (39 people voted)


46. Moscow to the End of the Line by Venedikt Erofeev (36 people voted)


47. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin (36 people voted)


48. Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky (33 people voted)


49. Petersburg by Andrei Bely (30 people voted)


50. Night Watch (Watch #1) by Sergei Lukyanenko (30 people voted)


51. Ward №6 and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov (32 people voted)


52. The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (30 people voted)


53. The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov (30 people voted)


54. Sketches from a Hunter’s Album by Ivan Turgenev (28 people voted)


55. Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva (28 people voted)


56. Hadji Murad by Leo Tolstoy (27 people voted)


57. First Love and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev (27 people voted)


58. Inspector and Other Plays by Nikolai Gogol (26 people voted)


59. The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Alexander Pushkin (25 people voted)


60. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (23 people voted)


61. Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol (25 people voted)


62. Village Evenings Near Dikanka and Mirgorod by Nikolai Gogol (25 people voted)


63. The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov (23 people voted)


64. Childhood, Boyhood, Youth by Leo Tolstoy (23 people voted)


65. The Eternal Husband and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (22 people voted)


66. Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (21 people voted)


67. The Selected Poems by Osip Mandelstam (20 people voted)


68. Children of the Arbat (Arbat Tetralogy, #1) by Anatoli Rybakov (19 people voted)


69. The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years by Chingiz Aitmatov (20 people voted)


70. 5327 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (17 people voted)


71. The Collected Poems by Sergei Yesenin (19 people voted)


72. The Collected Stories by Alexander Pushkin (19 people voted)


73. Горе от ума by Aleksandr Griboyedov (16 people voted)


74. Envy by Yury Olesha (17 people voted)


75. How the Steel Was Tempered by Nikolai Ostrovsky (17 people voted)


76. Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf (15 people voted)


77. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov (14 people voted)


78. Home of the Gentry by Ivan Turgenev (16 people voted)


79. Five Plays: Ivanov / The Seagull / Uncle Vanya / The Three Sisters / The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (17 people voted)


80. Selected Poems by Alexander Blok (17 people voted)


81. Buddha’s Little Finger by Victor Pelevin (13 people voted)


82. The Insulted and Humiliated by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (14 people voted)


83. Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings by Daniil Kharms (14 people voted)


84. The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya (14 people voted)


85. Peter the First by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (16 people voted)


86. The Sebastopol Sketches by Leo Tolstoy (16 people voted)


87. What Is to Be Done? by Nikolai Chernyshevsky (14 people voted)


88. The Shooting Party by Anton Chekhov (14 people voted)


89. The Four Major Plays: The Seagull / Uncle Vanya / Three Sisters / Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (14 people voted)


90. Cursed Days: Diary of a Revolution by Ivan Bunin (15 people voted)


91. The Life of Insects by Victor Pelevin (13 people voted)


92. White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (12 people voted)


93. Diary of a Superfluous Man by Ivan Turgenev (13 people voted)


94. The Enchanted Wanderer: Selected Tales by Nikolai Leskov (13 people voted)


95. The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov (14 people voted)


96. Farewell to Matyora by Valentin Rasputin (12 people voted)


97. The Bedbug and Selected Poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky (11 people voted)


98. The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel (10 people voted)


99. Two Captains by Veniamin Kaverin (12 people voted)


100. Гранатовый браслет by Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin (8 people voted)


101. Ruslan and Ludmila by Alexander Pushkin (10 people voted)

102. Маленькие трагедии by Alexander Pushkin (8 people voted)

103. Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov (8 people voted)

104. Mirgorod: Four Tales by Nikolai Gogol by Nikolai Gogol (11 people voted)

105. The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories by Ivan Bunin (10 people voted)

106. My Sister — Life by Boris Pasternak (9 people voted)

107. Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov (8 people voted)

108. Memories of the Future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (8 people voted)

109. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov (10 people voted)

110. On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev (8 people voted)

111. The Golovlyov Family by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (8 people voted)

112. The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (7 people voted)

113. The Essential Tales of Chekhov by Anton Chekhov (8 people voted)

114. Plays by Александр Николаевич Островский (9 people voted)

115. Дом, в котором… by Mariam Petrosyan (6 people voted)

116. Moscow 2042 by Vladimir Voinovich (7 people voted)

117. The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin (7 people voted)

118. My Past and Thoughts: The Memoirs of Alexander Herzen by Alexander Herzen (5 people voted)

119. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (5 people voted)

120. The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov (7 people voted)

121. Life, Life: Selected Poems by Arseny Tarkovsky (5 people voted)

122. To Urania: Poems by Joseph Brodsky (7 people voted)

123. Backbone Flute: Selected Poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky (5 people voted)

124. Forever Flowing by Vasily Grossman (5 people voted)

125. Metro 2033 (METRO, #1) by Dmitry Glukhovsky (5 people voted)

126. The Winter Queen (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #1) by Boris Akunin (5 people voted)

127. Rudin by Ivan Turgenev (6 people voted)

128. Monday Starts On Saturday by Arkady Strugatsky (5 people voted)

129. Sandro of Chegem by Fazil Iskander (5 people voted)

130. The House on the Embankment by Yury Trifonov (5 people voted)

131. Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (5 people voted)

132. Noon, 22nd Century by Arkady Strugatsky (5 people voted)

133. Harvest on the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov (5 people voted)

134. The Moor of Peter the Great by Alexander Pushkin (5 people voted)

135. The Return and Other Stories by Andrei Platonov (6 people voted)

136. Pushkin House by Andrei Bitov (5 people voted)

137. The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by Vladimir Voinovich (5 people voted)

138. Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov (4 people voted)

139. Matryona’s House And Other Stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (6 people voted)

140. A Family Chronicle by Sergei Aksakov (5 people voted)

141. Selected Short Stories by Maxim Gorky (6 people voted)

142. Peasants and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov (5 people voted)

143. Master and Man and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy (5 people voted)

144. The Women’s Decameron by Julia Voznesenskaya (4 people voted)

145. Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin (4 people voted)

146. Great Russian Short Stories by Norris Houghton (4 people voted)

147. Poems by Nikolay A. Nekrasov (6 people voted)

148. The Twelve & Other Poems by Alexander Blok (4 people voted)

149. The Steppe and Other Stories, 1887–91 by Anton Chekhov (5 people voted)

150. Heavy Sand by Anatoli Rybakov (4 people voted)

151. The Cossacks and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy (4 people voted)

152. The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov (5 people voted)

153. The Forty First by Борис Лавренев (4 people voted)

154. Борис Годунов by Alexander Pushkin (4 people voted)

155. Даниэль Штайн, переводчик by Lyudmila Ulitskaya (4 people voted)

156. Тимур и его команда by Arkadi Gaidar (6 people voted)

157. Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov (4 people voted)

158. The Black Book and Schwambrania by Lev Kassil (4 people voted)

159. Glory by Vladimir Nabokov (4 people voted)

160. Happy Moscow by Andrei Platonov (4 people voted)

161. Thais of Athens by Ivan Antonovich Efremov (4 people voted)

162. Повести. Рассказы. Избранные произведения by Anton Chekhov (3 people voted)

163. Алмазная колесница (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #10) by Boris Akunin (3 people voted)

164. The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (4 people voted)

165. Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin (3 people voted)

166. The Yellow Arrow by Victor Pelevin (3 people voted)

167. Story of a Life by Konstantin Paustovsky (3 people voted)

168. Stories from a Siberian Village by Vasily Shukshin (4 people voted)

169. Ice Trilogy by Vladimir Sorokin (3 people voted)

170. The Red Laugh by Leonid Andreyev (3 people voted)

171. Collected Poems in English by Joseph Brodsky (4 people voted)

172. Duck Hunting by Aleksandr Vampilov (4 people voted)

173. There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (3 people voted)

174. A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov (4 people voted)

175. Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip: The 1935 Travelogue of Two Soviet Writers by Ilya Ilf (3 people voted)

176. The Case of the General’s Thumb by Andrey Kurkov (3 people voted)

177. The Fierce and Beautiful World by Andrei Platonov (3 people voted)

178. Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin (3 people voted)

179. Дядя Фёдор, пёс и кот by Eduard Uspensky (3 people voted)

180. Soul by Andrei Platonov (3 people voted)

181. Archpriest Avvakum, the Life Written by Himself by Avvakum Petrov (4 people voted)

182. Het fantoom van Alexander Wolf by Gaito Gazdanov (3 people voted)

183. The Queue (New York Review Books Classics) by Vladimir Sorokin (3 people voted)

184. The Frigate Pallada by Ivan Goncharov (3 people voted)

185. Viy by Nikolai Gogol (3 people voted)

186. Nervous People and Other Satires by Mikhail Zoshchenko (3 people voted)

187. The Sky Above Hell and Other Stories by Yuriy Mamleev (3 people voted)

188. Poor Liza by Nikolay Karamzin (3 people voted)

189. Unfinished Flight: Selected Songs by Vladimir Vysotsky (3 people voted)

190. Beetle in the Anthill by Arkady Strugatsky (3 people voted)

191. Collected Stories by Ivan Bunin (3 people voted)

192. The Time: Night by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (3 people voted)

193. Classic Tales and Fables for Children by Leo Tolstoy (3 people voted)

194. Penguin Lost by Andrey Kurkov (3 people voted)

195. The Galosh by Mikhail Zoshchenko (3 people voted)

196. The Reader’s Mini-Guide to New Russian Books: A Catalog of Post-Soviet Literature by Grigory Ryzhakov (2 people voted)

197. The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin (3 people voted)

198. Species Evanescens by Andrei Bronnikov (2 people voted)

199. So Forth: Poems by Joseph Brodsky (3 people voted)

200. White Walls: Collected Stories by Tatyana Tolstaya (2 people voted)

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/113.Best_Russian_Literature



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