Famous for his enormously influential poetry and plays, Alexander Pushkin is also beloved for his short stories. This collection showcases his tremendous range, which enabled him to portray the Russian people through romance, drama, and satire. The sparkling humor of the five “Tales of Belkin” contrasts with a dark fable of gambling and obsessive greed in “The Queen of Spades” and the masterful historical novella, “The Captain’s Daughter,” a story of love and betrayal set during a rebellion in the time of Catherine the Great.
Translated by Natalie Duddington and T. Keane
About the Author
Alexander Pushkin (6 June 1799 - 10 February 1837) is widely regarded as the father of modern Russian literature, and his woks are consideredamong the greatest of Russian history. He is honoured in Russia by the Pushkin Prize for literary excellence.