From Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of "War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, " and "Anna Karenina, " which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, "The Eternal Husband and Other Stories" brings together five of Dostoevsky s short masterpieces.
Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range of Dostoevsky s genius. The centerpiece of this collection, the short novel "The Eternal Husband, "describes the almost surreal meeting of a cuckolded widower and his dead wife s lover. Dostoevsky s dark brilliance and satiric vision infuse the other four tales with all-too-human characters. "The Eternal Husband and Other Stories" is sterling Dostoevsky a collection of emotional power and uncompromising insight into the human condition."