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    Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Introduction by John Bayley, Translated by Ronald Wilks

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    DescriptionAlexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. "The Tales of Belkin", his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated by a good-hearted Russian squire - among them "The Shot", in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque "The Undertaker". Elsewhere, works such as the novel-fragment "Roslavlev" and the "Egyptian Nights", the tale of an Italian balladeer seeking an audience in St. Petersberg, demonstrate the wide range of Pushkin's fiction. "A Journey to Arzrum", the final piece in this collection, offers an autobiographical account of Pushkin's own experiences in the 1829 war between Russia and Turkey, and remains one of the greatest of all pieces of journalistic adventure writing.


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    Title
    Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Introduction by John Bayley, Translated by Ronald Wilks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 171 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140446753
    ISBN 10: 0140446753
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 891.733
    B&T Approval Code: A24363050
    DC22: 891.78/308
    LC classification: PG3347.A2 W55 1998
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DNL, FBC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 July 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    ALEXANDER PUSHKIN was born in Moscow in 1799, and died in 1837, challenging a troublesome admirer of his wife to a duel. RONALD WILKS has translated many Russian works for Penguin, including Chekhov's MY APPRENTICESHIP, THE KISS AND OTHER STORIES, and THE PARTY AND OTHER STORIES (available in Penguin Classics). JOHN BAYLEY is Warton Professor of English Literature, Oxford University. He has written many books, and has also introduced Pushkin's EUGENE ONEGIN for Penguin Classics.