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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (Classics) (original 1836; edition 1978)

by Alexander Pushkin, Rosemary Edmonds (Translator)

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Title:The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (Classics)
Authors:Alexander Pushkin
Other authors:Rosemary Edmonds (Translator)
Info:Penguin Classics (1978), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:fiction, russian fiction, short stories, UFIE, bought in 2012

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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (The Moor of Peter the Great; Dubrovsky; The Captain's Daughter) by Alexander Pushkin (1836)



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Taking nothing away from Pushkin's fame as a founder of the Russian voice in literature, these "romances" of the era just aren't my thing. Also, two of the four stories here - not just one, as mentioned in the introduction - were left unfinished. The Queen of Spades is a good short story for its time. Too bad Pushkin was on such a short leash with the Czar and his coterie. Highly censored and could never really blossom. ( )
  ThoughtPolice | May 15, 2015 |
I enjoyed these stories, with Dubrovsky being my favorite. ( )
  crmass | Jul 5, 2010 |
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On avait joué aux cartes chez le chevalier-garde Naroumov.
There was a card party at the rooms of Naroumoff of the Horse Guards.
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This Work collects Alexander Pushkin's stories:

"The Queen of Spades,"
"The Negro of Peter the Great,"
"Dubrovsky," and
"The Captain's Daughter."

The selection is that used by the Penguin Classics series (L119; ISBN 0140441190) translated with a foreword by Rosemary Edmonds. Most of the editions on this work page are clearly indicated as such. Any other editions in which the same four stories occur also belong here. I recognise some uncertainty about the ISBN which may be wrong after an Amazon data entry but I don't think we should second-guess that.

Please distinguish between this collection and similarly-named collections, such as the Dover Thrift edition, having differing contents. Thank you.
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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.

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The story of a gambler who tries to learn a secret for winning at cards, but loses everything.

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