Pushkin, A S - The Queen of Spades and Other Stories - ( Item 124189 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2014. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Anna & Elena Balbusso. Translated by Alan Myers. Set in Bembo. 320 pages; frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations. Printed endpapers. 9½" x 6¼". When conceiving his master-piece Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy took inspiration from a discarded story of Alexander Pushkin’s: 'It came upon me in spite of myself, thanks to the divine Pushkin.' This authoritative collection contains Pushkin's most celebrated and influential prose. Nowhere is Puskin's famous economy of expression starker than in the eponymous story, his only piece of prose fiction to garner immediate contemporary acclaim. It is an audacious, beguiling tale of greed and obsession. As introducer Rachel Polonsky writes, 'With its diamond-hard, flawlessly clear surface and its unfathomable suggestive depth, "The Queen of Spades" is literature's supreme tease.' The story of ill-fortuned Hermann and his dalliance with the high-society gambling tables of St Petersburg draws the reader into an enthralling and unwinnable game. Questions of chance, fate and supernatural forces are maddeningly unanswered as Hermann foolishly pursues the elderly Countess and her secrets.
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