Why Not Develop Both Linguistic and Literary Skills at the Same Time? The Golden Age is an interactive approach to studying language using the best-known Russian literary works of the nineteenth century. Highlights of major works like 'Sevastopol' and 'The Fatalist' introduce students to the literary canon, while raising their reading skills to the advanced level. Rosengrant and Lifschitz apply the techniques of language instruction to studying literature with over 300 questions pertaining to the readings, and a glossary of important words and how to use them properly. After completing this course your students will say with confidence, 'Yes, I can read Russian literature.' Readings include:An English introduction to the author to provide a full background without spending valuable time on lecture or translationUnobtrusive marginal glosses that minimize dictionary work without distracting from the storyPreparatory exercises that prepare students for difficult constructions in the following textProficiency-oriented activities that encourage students to engage the text in a creative manner, like staging a short playOther Wiley texts available in Russian studies: Focus on Russian: An Interactive Approach to Communication 2/e, by Sandra Rosengrant and Elena Lifschitz 10998-3 Let's Talk About Life: An Integrated Approach to Russian Conversation, by Emily Tall and Valentina Vlasikova 30939-7 Troika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture, by Marita Nummikoski 30945-1Rosengrant, Sandra F. is the author of 'Golden Age Readings in Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century', published 1995 under ISBN 9780471309406 and ISBN 0471309400.