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Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings

Alexander Pushkin - Author

Ronald Wilks - Translator

John Bayley - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140446753 | 224 pages | 01 Jul 1998 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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
Further Reading
Translator's Note

The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin
From the Editor
The Shot
The Blizzard
The Undertaker
The Postmaster
The Squire's Daughter

The History of the Village of Goryukhino
Roslavlev
Kirdzhali: A Tale
Egyptian Nights
A Journey to Arzrum at the Time of the 1829 Campaign

Notes
‘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.