Paperback Hesperus Classics

By (author) Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Translated by Robert Chandler, Foreword by Patrick Neate

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  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 199mm x 10mm | 154g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843910535
  • ISBN 13: 9781843910534
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 733,286

Product description

Dubrovsky is the son of a landowner whose property has been confiscated by a corrupt and malicious General. After his father dies, and his faithful servants burn his ancestral house to the ground, Dubrovsky turns to crime. But to achieve his ultimate aim of avenging his father, he must resort to subtler means than banditry. Masquerading as a French tutor, he enters the General's house and inveigles himself into the affections of the General's daughter...Asking hard questions of our faith in social institutions, in particular the law, Pushkin's novel demonstrates the storytelling skill of Russia's greatest poet.

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Author information

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is generally considered to be Russia's greatest poet. He wrote lyric and narrative poems but his most outstanding work is the novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. Winner of the 2002 Whitbread Novel Award for his book Twelve Bar Blues, Patrick Neate is one of the most exciting new voices on the contemporary fiction scene.

Table of contents

Foreword by Patrick Neate; Introduction; Dubrovsky; Volume One; Volume Two; Notes; Egyptian Nights; Notes; Biographical note