The Queen of Spades, one of his most popular and chilling short Stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady''s luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great, a story based on the life Pushkin''s own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and criticism - of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky is the Byronic tale of a dispossessed young officer. The Captain''s Daughter..
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The title story of this collection is about a man battling a mysterious illness. His family visit his bedside, their faces masks of concern. His colleagues pay..Купить Детально