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This is an auction for THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER & OTHER STORIES by Alexander Pushkin.

"Pushkin was the first in Russia to write permanent fiction, the first truly original Russian novelist. His prose is rational, analytical, intentionally bald, pruned of all irrelevant ornament, and almost affected in its simplicity. The Captain's Daughter was the only work of Pushkin's that had a powerful influence on the next age -- it contains all the essence of what Russian realism was to become -- though it is still a story told in the orthodox manner, as a story should be." review:

"FIVE STARS!!!!! Pushkin, of course, is the master of Russian literature. While Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, etc, are more well-recognized in the West as 'seminal figures' of Russian literature, it is Pushkin who truly embodies Russian storytelling. Were this collection rated on "The Captain's Daughter" alone, it would easily get five stars. Much like a Russian O. Henry, Pushkin generally thrives on the ironic. His storytelling is spartan: only the most basic details are provided, but each story is heartfelt, simple, and quite beautiful. There is a strong selection of stories in this collection and, overall, the storytelling is very good."

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A morocco-bound hardback (from the same edition as the books in the photograph).

Undated, but about 1970.

280 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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