The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades

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The Queen of Spades (Russian: Pikovaya dama) is an acclaimed short story by Alexander Pushkin about human avariciousness. Pushkin wrote the story in autumn 1833 in Boldino and it was first published in literary magazine Biblioteka dlya chteniya in 18...

Title:The Queen of Spades
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781557424372
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Пиковая дама = Pikovaya dama = The Queen of Spades, Alexander PushkinThe Queen of Spades is a short story with supernatural elements by Alexander Pushkin about human avarice. Pushkin wrote ...

  • Florencia

    Avarice. The insatiable desire for wealth. That thing that tears family and friends apart. That moves the world in different directions. That creates in people the worst feelings and intentions. And a...

  • Brina

    Alexander Pushkin is widely known as Russia's master poet. He also published a variety of stories and his best known prose is The Queen of Spades, first published in 1833. Later a Tchaikovsky opera, T...

  • Tara

    “Money often costs too much.”—Ralph Waldo EmersonThe Queen of Spades is a well-paced, clever, engaging short story which examines gambling and the seemingly limitless capacity of the human hear...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    3.5 stars. This classic Russian short story is an odd, mystical tale of greed and avarice, and the choices we make in life. A group of military men is gambling at cards, a few of them commenting on ho...

  • Mohsin Maqbool

    Writer and Poet Aleksander Pushkin, Palekh School of Painting.RUSSIAN writers have a way of telling stories that have you gripped on the edge of your chair and your eyes hooked on the written word. Yo...

  • Jokoloyo

    This is a classic light fantasy thriller. I won't discuss the content much, you must enjoy the story yourself. The story hit me hard at the climax. I put spoiler tag for further discussion. (view spoi...

  • Lus

    What a masterful bluff! What a genius this Pushkin!I did not know I was an interpreter but thereby baiting myself with the countess and the story of the count De Saint Germain, then with Hermann a cha...

  • Piyangie

    This is an interesting short story of a man's greed and his ultimate destruction in its course. Though the work is short, Pushkin has well managed to lay down some fine characters to play out his tale...

  • Ammara Abid

    Wow, What a story! Simply Amazing....