0140441190
Paperback:The queen of spades and other stories / Alexander Pushkin ; translated with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds.:2004 Paperback The queen of spades and other stories / Alexander Pushkin ; translated with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds.
The queen of spades and other stories / Alexander Pushkin ; translated with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds.
Author: Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837.
Author: Edmonds, Rosemary.
Publication year: 2004
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780140441192 (pbk) :
Notes:
Formerly CIP.
This volume contains translations of four of Pushkin's best works of fiction. The introduction provides close readings of the stories and places them in their European context. 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 servic
Translated from the Russian.
Original title: Short stories. English.
Series title: Penguin classics
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