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Belkin's Stories : Alma Classics - Alexander Pushkin

Belkin's Stories

Alma Classics

By: Alexander Pushkin, Roger Clarke (Transcribed by)

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Published: 1st July 2014
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'Pushkin is an extraordinary phenomenon, perhaps the only phenomenon of the Russian spirit.' Nikolai Gogol

First published in 1831, Belkin's Stories was the first completed work of fiction by the founding father of Russian literature. Through a series of interlinked stories purporting to have been told by various narrators to the recently deceased country squire Ivan Belkin, Pushkin offers his own variation on themes and genres that were popular in his day and provides a vivid portrayal of the Russian people.

From the story of revenge served cold in 'The Shot' to the havoc wreaked by a blizzard on the life of two young lovers, from the bittersweet tones of 'The Station Master' to the supernatural atmosphere of 'The Undertaker', this collection - presented here in a brand-new translation by Roger Clarke - sparkles with humour and is a testament to the brilliance and versatility of Pushkin's mind.

About the Author

Alexander Pushkin (1799--1837) was a novelist, dramatist and poet, who penned such influential works as Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov. He is now considered the father of modern Russian literature.

"Pushkin is an extraordinary phenomenon, perhaps the only phenomenon of the Russian spirit." - Nikolai Gogol

Contains: The Shot, The Blizzard, The Undertaker, The Postmaster, Young Miss Peasant, A History of Goryukhino Village

ISBN: 9781847493514
ISBN-10: 1847493513
Series: Alma Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1