Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies

Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies


By (author) Alexander Pushkin, Translated by Roger Clarke

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  • Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 203mm x 25mm | 376g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 1847491472
  • ISBN 13: 9781847491473
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 1,278,005

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A tale of intrigue, deception, murder and retribution, "Boris Godunov" charts the rise and fall of an ambitious prince who cannot avoid facing the consequences of his dark past. Based on the historical figure of the nobleman Boris Godunov, who seized power from Ivan the Terrible's successor in sixteenth-century Russia, and partly inspired by Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Alexander Pushkin's 1825 play showcases the author's mastery of verse and dramatic form. Also included in this volume are Pushkin's celebrated four Little Tragedies: "Mozart and Salieri", "The Miserly Knight", "The Stone Guest" and "A Feast During the Plague".

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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was a dramatic and poet, penning such influential works as Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov. He is now considered the father of modern Russian literature.

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"Pushkin is an extraordinary phenomenon, perhaps the only phenomenon of the Russian spirit." --Nikolai Gogol