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The Captain's Daughter

by Alexander Pushkin Robert Chandler Elizabeth Chandler

An NYRB Classics OriginalAlexander Pushkin's short novel is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, when the Cossacks rose up in rebellion against the Russian empress. Presented as the memoir of Pyotr Grinyov, a nobleman, The Captain's Daughter tells how, as a feckless youth and fledgling officer, Grinyov was sent from St. Petersburg to serve in faraway southern Russia. Traveling to take up this new post, Grinyov loses his shirt gambling and then loses his way in a terrible snowstorm, only to be guided to safety by a mysterious peasant. With impulsive gratitude Grinyov hands over his fur coat to his savior, never mind the cold. Soon after he arrives at Fort Belogorsk, Grinyov falls in love with Masha, the beautiful young daughter of his captain. Then Pugachev, leader of the Cossack rebellion, surrounds the fort. Resistance, he has made it clear, will be met with death. At once a fairy tale and a thrilling historical novel, this singularly Russian work of the imagination is also a timeless, universal, and very winning story of how love and duty can summon pluck and luck to confront calamity.

The Captain's Daughter: And Other Stories

by Alexander Pushkin Robert Chandler Elizabeth Chandler

Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five "Tales of Belkin" contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed in "The Queen of Spades" and the masterful historical novella, "The Captain's Daughter," a story of love and betrayal set during a rebellion in the time of Catherine the Great.

The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories

by Alexander Pushkin Natalie Duddington T. Keane

Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five "Tales of Belkin" contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed in "The Queen of Spades" and the masterful historical novella, "The Captain's Daughter," a story of love and betrayal set during a rebellion in the time of Catherine the Great.

Eugene Onegin

by Alexander Pushkin Walter Arndt

This is the widely acclaimed translation of one of the outstanding and seminal works of Russian literature. Pushkin's "novel in verse" has influenced Russian prose as well as poetry since its completion nearly 175 years ago. By turns brilliant, entertaining, romantic, and serious, it traces the development of a young Petersburg dandy as he deals with life and love. Influenced by Byron, Pushkin reveals the nature of his heroes through the emotional colorations found in their witty remarks, nature descriptions, and unexpected actions, all conveyed in stanzas of sonnet length (a form that became known as the Onegin Stanza), faithfully reproduced by Walter Arndt in this prize-winning translation. Includes extensive introduction, notes, and four critical essays.

Eugene Onegin

by Alexander Pushkin Walter Arndt

This is the widely acclaimed translation of one of the outstanding and seminal works of Russian literature. Pushkin's "novel in verse" has influenced Russian prose as well as poetry for more than a century. By turns brilliant, entertaining, romantic, and serious, it traces the development of a young Petersburg dandy as he deals with life and love. Influenced by Byron, Pushkin reveals the nature of his heroes through the emotional colorations found in their witty remarks, nature descriptions, and unexpected actions, all conveyed in stanzas of sonnet length (a form which became known as the Onegin Stanza), faithfully reproduced by Walter Arndt in this Bollingen Prize translation. This edition also includes an extensive introduction, notes, and four essays on the poem.

Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

by Alexander Pushkin James E. Falen

Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in 1820s Russia, Pushkin's verse novel follows the fates of three men and three women. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it also portrays a large cast of other characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein. Eugene Onegin was Pushkin's own favorite work, and this new translation conveys the literal sense and the poetic music of the original. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Marie

by Alexander Pushkin

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

by Alexander Pushkin

Six masterpieces of the genre include title story plus "An Amateur Peasant Girl," "The Shot," "The Snowstorm," "The Postmaster," and "The Coffin-Maker -- all fascinating portraits of life in Tsarist Russia by one of that country's greatest poets and most influential writers.

The Queen of Spades and Selected Works

by Alexander Pushkin Anthony Briggs

"The Queen of Spades" is one of the most famous tales in Russian literature, and inspired the eponymous opera by Tchaikovsky; in "The Stationmaster", from The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin, Pushkin reworks the parable of the Prodigal Son; "Tsar Nikita and his Forty Daughters" is one of Pushkin's bawdier early poems; and the narrative poem "The Bronze Horseman", inspired by a St Petersburg statue of Peter the Great, is one of Pushkin's best-known and most influential works. The volume also includes a selection of Pushkin's best lyric poetry.Contents:* Short Stories: The Queen of Spades; The Stationmaster* Drama: Extracts from Boris Godunov and Mozart and Salieri* The Bronze Horseman (narrative poem), Tsar Nikita and His FortyDaughters (folk poem) and 14 lyric poems* Novel in Verse: Extract from Yevgeny Onegin (novel in verse)

Tales of Belkin

by Alexander Pushkin Josh Billings

Ivan Petrovich Belkin left behind a great number of manuscripts.... Most of them, as Ivan Petrovich told me, were true stories heard from various people.First published anonymously in 1830, Alexander Pushkin's Tales of Belkin contains his first prose works. It is comprised of an introductory note and five linked stories, ostensibly collected by the scholar Ivan Belkin. The stories center variously around military figures, the wealthy, and businessmen; this beautiful novella gives a vivid portrait of nineteenth century Russian life. It has become, as well, one of the most beloved books in Russian literary history, and symbolic of the popularity of the novella form in Russia. In fact, it has become the namesake for Russia's most prestigious annual literary prize, the Belkin Prize, given each year to a book voted by judges to be the best novella of the year. It is presented here in a sparkling new translation by Josh Billings.

The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin

by Alexander Pushkin

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection A young noblewoman elopes with the wrong man in a blizzard. An army officer waits years to exact revenge on a count for a dormitory insult. Following a disparaging toast, an undertaker vows to invite only his deceased customers to a party. A poor station-master's daughter is swept away by a handsome captain to St. Petersburg. And, a landowner's daughter pretends to be a peasant to win the affection of handsome Alexei. From the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, a dazzling new translation of Alexander Pushkin's first prose works. These five short masterpieces from the Romantic era have been beloved for their light humor, biting cultural satire, and profound depth in Russia and abroad for almost two centuries. Soon to be collected in the forthcoming, Novels, Tales, Journeys, "The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin" by the father of Russian literature, evoke the extraordinary register of life in 19th century Russia. An ebook short.

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