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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories - Alexander Pushkin

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

By: Alexander Pushkin, Paul Debreczeny (Transcribed by)


Published: 1st October 2011
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A new edition of one of the most popular stories by Pushkin also contains works which are not easily available in English, including the novel Dubrovsky  Beginning this collection of Pushkin's shorter fiction is "The Queen of Spades," perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature. The young Hermann, while watching some friends gambling, hears a rumor of how an officer's grandmother is always able to predict the three winning cards in a game. Hermann gradually becomes obsessed with the old woman and her seemingly mystical powers, and seeks to extract the secret from her at any cost. The collection also includes Dubrovsky, the story of a man's desire to avenge himself after his land is unjustly taken from him by an aristocrat; "Peter the Great's Negro," a tale inspired by Pushkin’s maternal grandfather; and the unfinished story "Egyptian Nights," a meditation on poetry and the poet. Together, they represent some of the most striking and enduring of Pushkin's prose fiction, and are augmented by pictures and an extensive section on Pushkin’s life

'When asked for a handful of poetic geniuses of my heart and choice, I would never omit Pushkin's name - Pushkin, the Slavic Latin, was true to the people and as European as Goethe, as Mozart.' Thomas Mann

Contains a number of lesser-known works by Pushkin which are not easily available in English, including the novel Dubrovsky and the stories Egyptian Nights and Peter the Great's Negro.

ISBN: 9781847491817
ISBN-10: 1847491812
Series: Oneworld Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1