Ranking of Russian literature by difficulty

We have analysed Russian texts in terms of the difficulty of the vocabulary and grammar, and provide you a ranking (as well as detailed information about each work). We hope this can help you pick the right Russian title to read! Choose the category of Russian literature you are interested in to see the ranking:

Why choose? Well, to make our rankings a bit more balanced, we decided to split those into two: short texts / poems and books. We figured, just like in English, there is simply no fair way to compare the complexity of something like Emily Dickinson's 'I reason, earth is short' with F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby', and so there shouldn't be such a comparison in Russian.

About our literary rankings

Once you choose, you will see a ranking of all the works we have analysed in terms of both grammar and vocabulary - and you will also be able to click on any particular title to see its full extensive analysis. You will also be able to click on the ranking table and re-arrange the works based on the criteria you prefer. Go to our tool's main page (or the page of any work) to learn more about the algorithms we use.

Other resources and languages

We suggest you also check out our literature discovery tool in languages other than Russian. You can do so here:

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Moreover, if you are interested in languages and literature - please have a look at our main website Interlinear Books - it will hopefully be of interest to you!