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The Queen of Spades book. The Queen of Spades (Russian: Pikovaya dama) is an acclaimed short story by Alexander Pushkin about human avariciousness

The Queen of Spades book. The Queen of Spades (Russian: Pikovaya dama) is an acclaimed short story by Alexander Pushkin about human avariciousness. Pushkin wrote the story in autumn 1833 in Boldino and it was first published in literary magazine Biblioteka dlya chteniya in 1834. It was turned into the opera The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky.

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By Alexander Sergeievitch Poushkin. Translated by H. Twitchell. The next evening, grandmother appeared at Versailles at the Queen's gaming-table. AT the house of Naroumov, a cavalry officer, the long winter night had been passed in gambling. At five in the morning breakfast was served to the weary players. The winners ate with relish; the losers, on the contrary, pushed back their plates and sat brooding gloomily. Under the influence of the good wine, however, the conversation then became general. The Duke of Orleans was the dealer. Grandmother made some excuse for not having brought any money, and began to punt.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр . After Pushkin: versions of the poems of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin by contemporary poets". The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр . Manchester: Carcanet Press; London: Folio Society, 1999 ISBN 1-85754-444-7 Serena Vitale: "Pushkin's button"; transl. from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998 ISBN 1-85702-937-2 Markus Wolf: "Freemasonry in life and literature". The Queen of Spades and Other Stories. his collection of Pushkin’s stories begins with ‘The Queen of Spades’, perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature.

THE QUEEN OF SPADES By Alexander Sergeievitch Poushkin Translated by H. At five in the morning breakfast was served to the weary players

THE QUEEN OF SPADES By Alexander Sergeievitch Poushkin Translated by H. Well, Sourine?" said the host inquiringly. My luck is abominable. No matter how cool I keep, I never wi. "How.

The captain’s daughter. Pushkin’s fashioning of new words, his use of rich vocabulary and his highly sensitive handling of style all laid the foundations for what we now consider to be modern Russian literature.

The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin. This ebook is a very good translation of Russia's most celebrated author -Alexander Pushkin. It is a good introduction into the works of a classic and exceptionally talented writer. This copy, published in 1943, became mine in December 1951, when I was doing Nationl Service on Salisbury Plain.

автор: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин (Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin). By Alexander Sergeievitch Poushkin

автор: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин (Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin). Читать на английском и переводить текст. By Alexander Sergeievitch Poushkin.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (English: /ˈpʊʃkɪn/; Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин, tr. Aleksandr Sergejevich Pushkin, IPA: (listen); 6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837) was a . . Aleksandr Sergejevich Pushkin, IPA: (listen); 6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.

Pushkin, who was born in 1799 and died in 1838, is the founder of Russian literature, and it is difficult to overestimate his influence. He is the first, and still the most generally beloved, of all their national poets. The wild enthusiasm that greeted his verse has never passed away, and he has generally been regarded in Russia as one of the great poets of the world.

Pushkin was, for a time at any rate, a Romantic, largely influenced, as all the world was then, by Byron. He is full of sentiment, smiles and tears, and passionate enthusiasms. He therefore struck out in a path in which he has had no great followers; for the big men in Russian literature are all Realists. Romanticism is as foreign to the spirit of Russian Realism as it is to French Classicism. What is peculiarly Slavonic about Pushkin is his simplicity, his naïveté. Though affected by foreign models, he was close to the soil. This is shown particularly in his prose tales, and it is here that his title as Founder of Russian Literature is most clearly demonstrated. He took Russia away from the artificiality of the eighteenth century, and exhibited the possibilities of native material in the native tongue.

Manazar
The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin

This ebook is a very good translation of Russia's most celebrated author -Alexander Pushkin. It is a good introduction into the works of a classic and exceptionally talented writer.
Brol
Pushkin's work is great. This edition is terrible. It is not the full story (short as the original story is) -- it is an adaptation, a shortened version, and most of the nuances are gone.
Shalinrad
The amazon blurb says this book in in Russian with accented text. Perhaps the paper text is, but the kindle one is in what I think is Ukrainian and is not accented.
Kizshura
Pushkin. Alexander. The Queen of Spades

I remember the movie, starring Anton Walbrook and Edith Evans, and how it haunted me for days, so I couldn’t resist reading it in my battered, yellowed Faber and Faber hardback copy, Book Production War Economy Standard. This copy, published in 1943, became mine in December 1951, when I was doing Nationl Service on Salisbury Plain. It has a hand-printed number (F.58) indicating that it was my 58th novel, bought at Foyles in Charing Cross Road.

Never a fan of horror stories or the supernatural, I was nevertheless held spellbound by Pushkin’s tale of a German soldier in St Petersburg who overhears about a rich old woman, a countess, no less, who was given a magic formula to win at cards. The old lady had recently gambled away her fortune and needed to recoup her losses, but by good fortune is given the magic formula by one St Germain. That is his function in the story - to give his grandmother the secret code of how to win at cards, something known in the trade as ‘the three card trick.’

The story is told against the background of young aristocrats drinking and gossiping, and one eager German soldier Hermann listening intently to the story of how the once reckless gambler, the now aged Countess Anna Fedotovna, lost and then regained her fortune. But to cut to the chase … Hermann seduces young and beautiful Lizaveta Ivanovna in order to gain access to the bedroom of the Countess who refuses to reveal to him the sequence of the three cards, and when desperately he produces a pistol the Countess dies of a heart attack. Bad luck, Hermann! But the Countess isn’t finished yet, for her ghost appears to Hermann in a dream and on condition that he promises to marry her ward Lizaveta, tells him the secret sequence. Back at the card table the audience awaits while Hermann appears for three consecutive days, playing as instructed one of the magic cards each time.

The reader is now on tenterhooks to see if and how the German can win. It would be too dastardly to reveal the answer, but the Queen of Spades comes into it and all ends happily for everyone - except the heartless German who goes out of his mind and remains in room Number 17 of the Obukhov Hospital. A wonderful story, delightfully told.
Dianantrius
I read this short story as preparation for the reading of Alice Randall's latest novel "Pushkin and the Queen of Spades". The main character of Pushkin's short story is Hermann, a man who at the onset of the story appears to be a level headed and prudent engineer. He is able to observe his friends gambling for hours without participating. "I am very much interested in cards," Hermann says, "but I am not in a position to sacrifice the essential in the hope of acquiring the superfluous". After hearing a story of the Countess X and her secret to winning in cards, Hermann undertakes a ploy to romance the Countess's maiden in hopes of gaining access to the Countess and her secret. While I didn't find this story particularly moving or creative in a modern literary sense, I am excited to see how Randall will integrate Pushkin's original story with her latest novel.
The Queen of Spades ebook
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Alexander Sergeievitch Pushkin
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