The Captain's Daughter: Essential Stories
A dazzling new collection of Pushkin's fiction, in definitive translations by the acclaimed Anthony Briggs
As complex as they are gripping, Pushkin's stories are some of the greatest and most influential ever written. Foundational to the development of Russian prose, they retain stunning freshness and clarity, more than ever in Anthony Briggs's finely nuanced translations.
These are stories that upend expectations at every turn: in 'The Captain's Daughter', Pushkin's masterful novella of love and rebellion set during the reign of Catherine the Great, a mysterious encounter proves fatally significant during a brutal uprising, while in 'The Queen of Spades' a man obsessively pursues an elderly woman's secret for success at cards, with bizarre results.