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Alexander Pushkin Collection (Half Price and Free UK Courier Delivery)
A unique collection which includes six masterpieces by Alexander Pushkin:
From the story of revenge served cold in ‘The Shot’ to the havoc wreaked by a blizzard on the life of two young lovers, from the bittersweet tones of ‘The Postmaster’ to the supernatural atmosphere of ‘The Undertaker’, this collection – presented here in a brand-new translation by Roger Clarke – sparkles with humour and is a testament to the brilliance and versatility of Pushkin’s mind.
A drama of ambition, murder, remorse and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the decline of a Russian statesman, whose dynastic aims were foiled by a guilty past and an audacious upstart. Based on history and inspired by Shakespeare, Alexander Pushkin’s daring masterwork is presented here in its rarely published uncensored version of 1825.
Set during the Pugachov rebellion against Catherine the Great, The Captain’s Daughter was Pushkin’s only completed novel and remains one of his most popular works. This volume also contains another work by Pushkin on the same theme, A History of Pugachov
Eugene Onegin – presented here in a sparkling translation by Roger Clarke, along with extensive notes and commentary – was the founding text of modern Russian literature, marking a clean break from the high-flown classical style of its predecessors and introducing the quintessentially Russian hero and heroine, which would remain the archetypes for novelists throughout the nineteenth century.
This collection of Pushkin’s stories begins with ‘The Queen of Spades’, perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature. It includes also other stories which, together, they represent some of the most striking and enduring pieces of Pushkin’s prose fiction.
The basis for Glinka’s famous opera of the same name, Ruslan and Lyudmila – Pushkin’s second longest poetical work – is a dramatic and ingenious retelling of Russian folklore, full of humour and irony.
Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was a dramatist and poet, penning such influential works as Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov. He is now considered the father of modern Russian literature.