• "The first work of genius to come out of Russia since the Revolution"

    V.S. Pritchett
  • "The English-speaking world is indebted to these two magnificent translators"

    New York Review of Books
  • "One of the great events in man's literary and moral history"

    Edmund Wilson
  • "Belongs to that small group of novels by which all others are ultimately judged"

    Frank Kermode, Spectator
  • "Not since Shakespeare has love been so fully, vividly, scrupulously and directly communicated"

    Isaiah Berlin, Sunday Times