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The Queen of Spades and Selected Works

Author: Alexander Pushkin
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Pub Date: 01/11/2012
ISBN: 9781908968036
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Quick overview The Queen of Spades and Selected Works is a brand new English translation of two of Alexander Pushkin's greatest short stories, 'The Queen of Spades' and 'The Stationmaster', together with extracts from Yevgeny Onegin and Boris Godunov, and a selection of his poetic work.
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"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 Forty Daughters (folk poem) and 14 lyric poems . Novel in Verse: Extract from Yevgeny Onegin (novel in verse)

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