Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

ISBN-10: 1843910683
ISBN-13: 9781843910688
Edition: 2003
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Description: In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242

In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young Katerina Lvovna goes yawning about the house, missing the barefoot freedom of her childhood, until she meets the feckless steward Sergei Filipych. Sergei proceeds to seduce Katerina, as he has done half the women in the town, not realizing that her passion, once freed, will attach to him so fiercely that Katerina will do anything to keep hold of him. Journalist and prose writer Nikolai Leskov is known for his powerful characterizations and the quintessentially Russian atmosphere of his stories.

Nikolái Leskovwas a Russian journalist, novelist, and short story writer.Sara Gutiérrezis a translator.Care Santos is an author and literary critic. Javier Herrerois an illustrator.

Robert Chandlerhas translated Sappho, Apollinaire, and Pushkin.

Gilbert Adair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 29, 1944. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including A Night at the Pictures, Myths and Memories, Hollywood's Vietnam, Flickers, and Surfing the Zeitgeist. His novels, Love and Death on Long Island and The Dreamers, were adapted into films, the later by Adair himself. He also helped write the screenplays The Territory, Klimt, and A Closed Book. He won the Author's Club First Novel Award for The Holy Innocents in 1988 and the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for his book A Void in 1995. During the 1990s, he wrote a regular column for the Sunday Times. He died in early December 2011at the age of 66.

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