Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings (Penguin Classics)

4.24 avg rating
( 3,988 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140446753: Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings (Penguin Classics)

Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. The Tales of Belkin, his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated by a good-hearted Russian squire - among them 'The Shot', in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque 'The Undertaker'. Elsewhere, works such as the novel-fragment Roslavlev and the Egyptian Nights, the tale of an Italian balladeer seeking an audience in St. Petersberg, demonstrate the wide range of Pushkin's fiction. A Journey to Arzrum, the final piece in this collection, offers an autobiographical account of Pushkin's own experiences in the 1829 war between Russia and Turkey, and remains one of the greatest of all pieces of journalistic adventure writing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

ALEXANDER PUSHKIN was born in Moscow in 1799, and died in 1837, challenging a troublesome admirer of his wife to a duel.

RONALD WILKS has translated many Russian works for Penguin, including Chekhov's MY APPRENTICESHIP, THE KISS AND OTHER STORIES, and THE PARTY AND OTHER STORIES (available in Penguin Classics).

JOHN BAYLEY is Warton Professor of English Literature, Oxford University. He has written many books, and has also introduced Pushkin's EUGENE ONEGIN for Penguin Classics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Alexander Pushkin was Russia s first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. The Tales of Belkin, his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated by a good-hearted Russian squire - among them The Shot , in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque The Undertaker . Elsewhere, works such as the novel-fragment Roslavlev and the Egyptian Nights, the tale of an Italian balladeer seeking an audience in St. Petersberg, demonstrate the wide range of Pushkin s fiction. A Journey to Arzrum, the final piece in this collection, offers an autobiographical account of Pushkin s own experiences in the 1829 war between Russia and Turkey, and remains one of the greatest of all pieces of journalistic adventure writing. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140446753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Alexander Pushkin was Russia s first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. The Tales of Belkin, his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated by a good-hearted Russian squire - among them The Shot , in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque The Undertaker . Elsewhere, works such as the novel-fragment Roslavlev and the Egyptian Nights, the tale of an Italian balladeer seeking an audience in St. Petersberg, demonstrate the wide range of Pushkin s fiction. A Journey to Arzrum, the final piece in this collection, offers an autobiographical account of Pushkin s own experiences in the 1829 war between Russia and Turkey, and remains one of the greatest of all pieces of journalistic adventure writing. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140446753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Pushkin, Alexander
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801404467530000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pushkin, Alexander
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140446753 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122085120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 127mm x 15mm x 196mm. Paperback. Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.159. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140446753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, John Bayley, Ronald Wilks
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Tales of Belkin and Other Prose Writings, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, John Bayley, Ronald Wilks, Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. "The Tales of Belkin", his first prose masterpiece, presents a series of interlinked stories narrated by a good-hearted Russian squire - among them "The Shot", in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque "The Undertaker". Elsewhere, works such as the novel-fragment "Roslavlev" and the "Egyptian Nights", the tale of an Italian balladeer seeking an audience in St. Petersberg, demonstrate the wide range of Pushkin's fiction. "A Journey to Arzrum", the final piece in this collection, offers an autobiographical account of Pushkin's own experiences in the 1829 war between Russia and Turkey, and remains one of the greatest of all pieces of journalistic adventure writing. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140446753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Pushkin, Alexander
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Movie Mars
(Matthews, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140446753 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4685220

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, John Bayley, Ronald Wilks,
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Alexander Pushkin was Russia's first true literary genius. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote sparkling prose that revealed his national culture with elegance and understated humour. Here, his gift for portraying the Russian people is fully revealed. The Tales of Belkin, his first prose master. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780140446753_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 1998-01-29, London (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 1998-01-29, London, 1998. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140446753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 0140446753 ISBN 13: 9780140446753
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Book Condition: New. 1998. Paperback. Portrays the Russian people. This title presents a series of interlinked stories including "The Shot", in which a duel is revisited after many years, and the grotesque "The Undertaker". It also features "Roslavlev" and the "Egyptian Nights". Translator(s): Wilks, Ronald. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: DNF; DQ; FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 14. Weight in Grams: 168. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780140446753

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book