The Meek One: A Fantastic Story

This fully annotated paperback learner’s edition of Dostoevsky’s short story The Meek One is intended for intermediate and advanced Russian students. In addition to the Russian text, the book includes an introduction discussing the story’s historical context, literary significance, and critical response; an extensive glossary and a learner’s dictionary; discussion questions; and vocabulary quizzes, exercises, and self-tests.

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This book was nominated for AATSEEL (American Council of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages)  Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy Award .

Praise for The Meek One: A Fantastic Story

“The Meek One: A Fantastic Story is an eminently user-friendly book, which will help readers gain a greater appreciation of Russian literature, the beauty of the Russian language, and the joy of learning in general.” —Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, Chestnut Hill College, The NECTFL Review