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Tales of Belkin

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ISBN-10: 1933633735

ISBN-13: 9781933633732

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alexander Pushkin, Josh Billings

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THE ART OF THE NOVELLA First published anonymously in 1830, Alexander Pushkin'sThe Tales of Belkincontains his first prose works, comprised of an introductory note and five linked stories, ostensibly collected by the scholar Ivan Belkin. Centering variously around military figures, the wealthy, and businessmen; this beautiful novella gives a vivid portrait of nineteenth century Russian life. It has become, as well, one of the most beloved books in Russian literary history, and symbolic of the popularity of the novella form in Russia. In fact, it has become the namesake for Russia's most prestigious annual literary prize, the Belkin Prize, given each year to a book voted by judges to be the…    
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 8/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 108
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.01" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, one of Russian's greatest poets, was born in Moscow on June 6, 1799. He studied Latin and French literature at the Lyceum. Pushkin was often in conflict with the government and was kept under surveillance for much of his later life. He was also exiled for a period of time. His works include Eugene Onegin and Ruslan and Ludmila. Pushkin died on February 10, 1837 in St. Petersburg of a wound received during a duel protecting the honor of his wife.