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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

ISBN 10: 0140441190 / 0-14-044119-0
ISBN 13: 9780140441192
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Softcover
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Surrounded by spies, his writing personally censored by the Tsar, Pushkin (1799-1837) had every incentive both to write historical stories, such as "The Captains Daughter" and the uncompleted "Negro of Peter the Great," and to criticize Russian society. This selection from his work also includes "Dubrovsky," a Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer, and "The Queen of Spades." This famous story of the card tables, whose self-seeking hero Dostoyevsky called a "colossal figure," was made into an opera by Tchaikovsky.

 

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. The Queen of Spades and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction showcasing Alexander Pushkin s application of Romantic sensibilities to uncompromising studies of human frailty. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with an introduction by Rosemary Edwards. The Queen of Spades , one of Pushkin s most popular and chilling short stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady s luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great , a story based on the life Pushkin s own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and criticism - of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky is the Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer. The Captain s Daughter tells of a young man sent to military service - based on the actual events of the rebellion against Catherine II, it demonstrates Pushkin s unparalleled skill at blending fiction and history. Together these four stories display the versatility and innovation that earned Pushkin his reputation as a master of prose and established him as the towering figure in Russian literature. Rosemary Edmonds translation is accompanied by an introduction examining Pushkin s simplicity of style and the powerful influence he exerted on his country s literature. Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was born in Moscow in 1799. Leaving school in 1817, he spent three years in St Petersburg working in the Foreign Office and writing erotic verse. His flirtations with pre-Decembrist movements and his revolutionary verses lead to his exile in 1820. After a stay in the Caucasus and Crimea he was sent to Bessarabia, where he began to write more seriously, beginning Eugene Onegin and Tsygany. In 1831 he retired to a family estate, married, and his literary output slackened. He was mortally wounded in a duel and died in January 1837. If you enjoyed The Queen of Spades , you might like Fyodor Dostoyevsky s The Idiot , also available in Penguin Classics . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140441192

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. The Queen of Spades and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction showcasing Alexander Pushkin s application of Romantic sensibilities to uncompromising studies of human frailty. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with an introduction by Rosemary Edwards. The Queen of Spades , one of Pushkin s most popular and chilling short stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady s luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great , a story based on the life Pushkin s own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and criticism - of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky is the Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer. The Captain s Daughter tells of a young man sent to military service - based on the actual events of the rebellion against Catherine II, it demonstrates Pushkin s unparalleled skill at blending fiction and history. Together these four stories display the versatility and innovation that earned Pushkin his reputation as a master of prose and established him as the towering figure in Russian literature. Rosemary Edmonds translation is accompanied by an introduction examining Pushkin s simplicity of style and the powerful influence he exerted on his country s literature. Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was born in Moscow in 1799. Leaving school in 1817, he spent three years in St Petersburg working in the Foreign Office and writing erotic verse. His flirtations with pre-Decembrist movements and his revolutionary verses lead to his exile in 1820. After a stay in the Caucasus and Crimea he was sent to Bessarabia, where he began to write more seriously, beginning Eugene Onegin and Tsygany. In 1831 he retired to a family estate, married, and his literary output slackened. He was mortally wounded in a duel and died in January 1837. If you enjoyed The Queen of Spades , you might like Fyodor Dostoyevsky s The Idiot , also available in Penguin Classics . Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140441192

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Book Description: Penguin UK, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12.7 x 14.2 cm. The Queen of Spades, one of his most popular and chilling short stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady's luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great, a story based on the life Pushkin's own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction ? and criticism ? of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky is the Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer. The Captain's Daughter tells of a young man sent to military service ? based on the actual events of the rebellion against Catherine II, it demonstrates Pushkin's unparalleled skill at blending fiction and history. Together these four stories display the versatility and innovation that earned Pushkin his reputation as a master of prose and established him as the towering figure in Russian literature. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40020521

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