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    Non Volokhonsky/Pevear translations?

    The couple have translated 9 novels

    * The Brothers Karamazov (1990)
    * Crime and Punishment (1992)
    * Notes from Underground (1993)
    * Demons (1994)
    * The Eternal Husband and Other Stories (1997)
    * The Idiot (2002)
    * The Adolescent (2003)
    * The Double (2005)
    * The Gambler (2005)

    But what about the 6 novels the pair haven't translated, can anyone assist me with recommendations for the best English translations for the following 6 Dostoevsky novels (if there is a English translation available)?

    1846 Poor Folk (also called Poor People) short novel

    1849 Netochka Nezvanovna medium novel

    1859 The Uncle's Dream short novel

    1859 The Village of Stepanchikovo (also called The Friend of the Family) medium novel

    1861 The Insulted and the Injured (also called The Insulted and Humiliated, The Humiliated and Wronged) medium novel

    1862 House of the Dead (also called Notes From the House of the Dead) medium novel

    Much appreciated thanks!

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    *bump*

    I am going to read the complete body of Fyodor Dostoevsky fiction (as I know it), and am interested in any suggestions for quality English translations for the following:

    Poor Folk

    Netochka Nezvanovna

    The Uncle's Dream

    The Village of Stepanchikovo (also called The Friend of the Family)

    The Insulted and the Injured (also called The Insulted and Humiliated, The Humiliated and Wronged)

    House of the Dead

    Otherwise I'll start sorting through them myself. Just wanted to hear the thoughts of Dostoevsky readers first. Thanks in advance!

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    P&V have just translated Dead House, and it will be published this year. The Insulted and the Injured and The Village of Stepanchikovo have both been translated by Ignat Avsey, and those are the ones I'd recommend.

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