The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

This volume contains new translations of four of Pushkin's best works of fiction. The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories, in which Pushkin explores the nature of obsession.

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

This volume contains new translations of four of Pushkin's best works of fiction. The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories, in which Pushkin explores the nature of obsession. The Tales of Belkin are witty parodies of sentimentalism, while Peter the Great's Blackamoor is an early experiment with recreating the past. The Captain's Daughter is a novel-length masterpiece which combines historical fiction in the manner of Sir Walter Scott with the devices of the Russian fairy-tale. The introduction provides close readings of the stories and places them in their European literary context.

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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Alexander Pushkin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-29 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

This volume contains new translations of four of Pushkin's best works of fiction. The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories, in which Pushkin explores the nature of obsession. The Tales of Belkin are witty parodies of sentimentalism, while Peter the Great's
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Alexander Pushkin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-29 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories. In this classic literary representation of gambling, Alexander Pushkin explores the nature of obsession. Hints of the occult and gothic alternate with scenes of St Petersburg high-society in the story of the passionate Hermann's
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Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: graf Leo Tolstoy
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Reference Guide to Russian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 1012
Authors: Neil Cornwell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 128
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Categories: Fiction
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