Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings

Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings

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Introduction by: John Bayley
Translated by:

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140446753
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Prose writings from one of Russia’s greatest poets

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.

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Table of Contents

Tales of Belkin and Other Prose WritingsIntroduction 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
Kirdzhali: A Tale
Egyptian Nights
A Journey to Arzrum at the Time of the 1829 Campaign