The Alexander Pushkin Collection
This wide-ranging collection of romantic tales features an international array of authors, including Sherwood Anderson, Alexander Pushkin, Anthony Trollope, and Giovanni Verga. Selections include "Misfortune" by Anton Chekhov, D.H. Lawrence's "The White Stocking," "Madame Celestin's Divorce" by Kate Chopin, "The Earthquake in Chile" by Heinrich von Kleist, and many others
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.
How do you convince the English-speaking public that Pushkin's genius is as great as the Russians claim? This was the starting point for this collection of translations, versions of and responses to the poetry of Alexander Pushkin. The collection includes
A brilliant collection of short stories by some of Russia's best writers:."Twenty-Six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin "The Honest Thief" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky "The Long Exile" by Count Leo Tolstoy "The Self-Sacrificing Rabbit" by Nicolai Schedrin "Comrades" by Maxim Gorky "A Candle" by Count Leo Tolstoy "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogo "The Encased Man" by Anton Chekhov "The Pistol Shot" by Alexander Pushkin "The Chorus Girl" by Anton Chekhov "The Old Verger" by Vladimir Korolenko "The Three Hermits" by Count Leo Tolstoy "The Ghost of the Engineers' Castle" by Nikolai Leskov
A highly unsettling collection of macabre stories in which death and the dead are key themes. "Moon's Gibbet" by Egerton Castle"A Strange Goldfield" by Guy Boothby"The Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy"The Pistol Shot" by Alexander Pushkin"The Premature Burial" by Edgar Allan Poe"The Dead Hand" by Wilkie Collins"The Famous Race Between the Hearse and the Steamroller", by Sidney Keyes"The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe"Nine O'Clock" by Wilkie Collins"The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin"The Other Side", by Count Eric Stenislaus Stenbock"The King is Dead, Long Live the King" by Mary Coleridge"The Restless Dead" by Lord Halifax"The Dumb Man" by Sherwood Anderson"The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett"The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley'lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa M.