The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades

By Alexander Pushkin

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The Queen of Spades and Selected Works

A brand new English translation of "The Queen of Spades" and "The Stationmaster", and a selection of Pushkin's best poetry

"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)


Translated by Anthony Briggs
Cover illustration by Petra Börner
160 pp
Published 22 November 2012
ISBN 9781908968036
Pushkin Collection

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