Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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by Nikolai Leskov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843910683

ISBN-13: 9781843910688

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Hesperus Press

In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young Katerina Lvovna goes yawning about the house, missing the barefoot freedom of her childhood, until she meets the feckless

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In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young Katerina Lvovna goes yawning about the house, missing the barefoot freedom of her childhood, until she meets the feckless steward Sergei Filipych. Sergei proceeds to seduce Katerina, as he has done half the women in the town, not realizing that her passion, once freed, will attach to him so fiercely that Katerina will do anything to keep hold of him. Journalist and prose writer Nikolai Leskov is known for his powerful characterizations and the quintessentially Russian atmosphere of his stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843910688
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductionxi
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk1
Notes63
Biographical note65

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