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    • The Pit

    • By: Alexander Kuprin, Maria K. - translator
    • Narrated by: Sky Wildmist
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander Kuprin prefaced his novel The Pit about the lives of early 20th century Russian prostitutes as follows, "I know many people will find this novel amoral and inappropriate, but nevertheless I dedicated it from the bottom of my heart to mothers and young people" Indeed, the novel's publication was followed by an explosion of outrage. The "good" society accused Kuprin of slander and forever exiled him from its sitting rooms, charity auctions, and holiday balls. Progressive intellecutals winced and shuddered, but could not help admitting Kuprin had a point.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • A Strange Incident

    • By: Alexander Kuprin, Maria K. - translator
    • Narrated by: Craig Bowles
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Be careful what you wish for when you say you want someone to love you to death. Such is the warning by Alexander Kuprin, issued in this beautifully written and poignant story.

    Non-member price: $5.50

    • The Man Who Found His Face

    • By: Alexander Belyaev, Maria K. - translator
    • Narrated by: Skyler Morgan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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    Antonio Presto had everything - fame, fortune, and prestige. And yet, through a terrible whim of nature, he could not have what he most wanted - ordinary human happiness. One day, he decided to change it all by appealing to one of the strangest physicians available. 

    Non-member price: $27.79