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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin
  

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

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Synopsis

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin

This collection of Pushkin's shorter fiction begins with The Queen of Spades, perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature. The young Hermann, while watching some friends gambling, hears a rumour 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. 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.

About the Author

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

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Book Info

Publication date

15th May 2015

Author

Alexander Pushkin

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Publisher

Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9781847494788

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