Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies

Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies

by Alexander Pushkin
     
 

The collected dramatic works of the father of modern Russian literature
 
In a tale of intrigue, deception, murder, and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the rise and fall of an ambitious prince who cannot avoid facing the consequences of his dark past. Based on the historical figure of the nobleman Boris Godunov, who seized power from Ivan

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Overview

The collected dramatic works of the father of modern Russian literature
 
In a tale of intrigue, deception, murder, and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the rise and fall of an ambitious prince who cannot avoid facing the consequences of his dark past. Based on the historical figure of the nobleman Boris Godunov, who seized power from Ivan the Terrible’s successor in 16th-century Russia, and partly inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Alexander Pushkin’s 1825 play showcases the author’s mastery of verse and dramatic form. Also included are Pushkin’s celebrated four Little Tragedies: Mozart and Salieri, The Miserly Knight, The Stone Guest, and A Feast During the Plague; as well as pictures and an extensive section about the author's life and works.

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“Pushkin is an extraordinary phenomenon, perhaps the only phenomenon of the Russian spirit.”  —Nikolai Gogol

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847491473
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was a dramatist, novelist, and poet, penning such influential works as Eugene Onegin. Roger Clarke has translated Eugene Onegin and Ruslan and Ludmila.

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