Two Princesses

Two Princesses

by Vladimir Odoevsky
     
 

"It is not people that kill, but ungovernable passions."

 

The eponymous princesses are both spinsters, but there any similarity ends. Zizi, thwarted in love, takes her lot meekly until she comes face to face with her erstwhile lover’s perfidy, and her sense of justice and familial devotion rise to claim a bittersweet revenge. Mimi

Overview

"It is not people that kill, but ungovernable passions."

 

The eponymous princesses are both spinsters, but there any similarity ends. Zizi, thwarted in love, takes her lot meekly until she comes face to face with her erstwhile lover’s perfidy, and her sense of justice and familial devotion rise to claim a bittersweet revenge. Mimi meanwhile, whose own romantic failures have left her bitter and resentful, takes her revenge groundlessly, leading all around her to a tragic end. This tale portraying the two diametrically opposed sides of the nature of the Russian aristocracy reveals this frequently overlooked author to be a significant force in 19th-century literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911388
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Series:
Hesperus Classics Series
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,209,489
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Vladimir Odoevsky (1804–1869) was a prominent Russian writer, philosopher, music critic, and philanthropist. Neil Cornwell is editor of The Reference Guide to Russian Literature and author of The Gothic-Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature.

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