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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (The…

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (The Moor of Peter the Great;… (1836)

by Alexander Pushkin

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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. ( )
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486280543, Paperback)

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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Alexander Pushkin's Short Story about Greed and Avarice. 'Two fixed ideas can no more exist together in the moral world than two bodies can occupy one and the same place in the physical world.' When a prudent man named Hermann hears of a countess who possessed a secret trick for gambling at cards, he thinks he has discovered the answer to his financial problems.… (more)

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