These stories are wonderful in their purity of form, humor, and understatement. This collection also contains a selection of other Pushkin writings, including the fragment Roslavlev, Egyptian Nights, and the autobiographical Journey to Arzrum.
Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings
Introduction by John Bayley
The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin
From the Editor
The Squire's Daughter
The History of the Village of Goryukhino
Kirdzhali: A Tale
A Journey to Arzrum at the Time of the 1829 Campaign
‘Although he adored Shakespeare and Scott, Pushkin’s English was rather rudimentary; but I fancy that he had enough to have appreciated the sober and effective style of Ronald Wilks’s translation, and to have felt it does justice to his original’ – from the Introduction by John Bayley.