The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades Hermann waited for the appointed hour like a tiger trembling for its prey One of Pushkin s most popular and chilling stories The Queen of Spades tells of a young man who develops a dangerous obsessio

  • Title: The Queen of Spades
  • Author: Alexander Pushkin
  • ISBN: 9780141982908
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hermann waited for the appointed hour like a tiger trembling for its prey One of Pushkin s most popular and chilling stories, The Queen of Spades tells of a young man who develops a dangerous obsession in pursuit of the wealth he craves.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gi Hermann waited for the appointed hour like a tiger trembling for its prey One of Pushkin s most popular and chilling stories, The Queen of Spades tells of a young man who develops a dangerous obsession in pursuit of the wealth he craves.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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    1. Alexander Pushkin

      Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling mixing drama, romance, and satire associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers.Born in Moscow, Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Imperial Lyceum in Tsarskoe Selo Pushkin gradually became committed to social reform and emerged as a spokesman for literary radicals in the early 1820s he clashed with the government, which sent him into exile in southern Russia While under the strict surveillance of government censors and unable to travel or publish at will, he wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov, but could not publish it until years later His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, was published serially from 1825 to 1832.Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova, whom he married in 1831, later became regulars of court society In 1837, while falling into greater and greater debt amidst rumors that his wife had started conducting a scandalous affair, Pushkin challenged her alleged lover, Georges d Anth s, to a duel Pushkin was mortally wounded and died two days later.Because of his liberal political views and influence on generations of Russian rebels, Pushkin was portrayed by Bolsheviks as an opponent to bourgeois literature and culture and a predecessor of Soviet literature and poetry Tsarskoe Selo was renamed after him.

    200 thoughts on “The Queen of Spades”

    1. 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 huge void that nothing can fill: “Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything”. You can't have everything.This short story, written by Pushkin in 1833, describes avarice with a brilliant writing and a witty plot. A little fella named Hermann enjoyed watching other people play cards. He never pl [...]

    2. 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, The Queen of Spades is a short tale of greed that left me intrigued throughout. Hermann the officer was in need of money desperately. He found out from his comrade Tomsky that his grandmother Countess Anna Fedorovna once got out of debt by winning in cards. Her tale is sixty years old and as it ages, [...]

    3. 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 how one of the group, a German named Hermann, never gambles. Another man then tells how his grandmother had been told some mysterious method of a sure bet in playing and guessing three cards. (I don't quite get the game here, other than that one predicts the number of the card that is drawn from the d [...]

    4. Writer and Poet Aleksander Pushkin, Palekh School of PaintingSSIAN 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. You neither leave your chair nor take your eyes of the book till you have read the last word. And then the story gets etched in your mind forever like a stupendous photograph. Alexander Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades" starts at the house of a cavalry officer where gambling has just ended. There are the w [...]

    5. Από τη σπουδαία αυτή νουβέλα και τον Χέρμαν, τον ήρωα αυτής, επηρεάστηκαν ο Ντοστογιέφσκι με τον Παίκτη και ο Ναμπόκοφ με την Άμυνα του Λούζιν. Επίσης ο ίδιος ο Πούσκιν είναι επηρεασμένος από τον Φάουστ του Γκαίτε. Πραγματικά η ρωσική λογοτεχνία είναι τεράστια.

    6. Nevjerojatno je da jedna pripovijest sadrži u sebi toliko dubine i tako razrađene likove. Pikovu damu sam počela čitati na ruskom, ali kako jako sporo čitam na ruskom, poslužila sam se audio verzijom knjige (ukoliko nekoga zanima ima ih hrpa na YouTube-u), no negdje na „pola puta“ odlučila sam pogledati jednu sovjetsku filmsku ekranizaciju koja mi je preporučena kao „klasična“. Doista je i bila takva, jer slijedi knjigu rečenicu po rečenicu, neka žena (glumica) čita one dije [...]

    7. 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 spoiler)[This story has some techniques that has become troupes nowadays. The author used the troupes beautifully, it is not so easy to copy them: The title that actually a spoiler for climax (before climax, my intention was to gave this story 2-3 star, the twist is that good), and rule of three that ex [...]

    8. 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. His writing is simple and precise and easy to read. I really enjoyed this short read and hope to read more of his works in the future.

    9. Пиковая дама=The Queen of Spades, Alexander Pushkinعنوان: بی بی پیک؛ نویسنده: الکساندر پوشکین؛ مترجم: مسعود کریمی؛ تهران، دیروز و امروز، 1327، در 59 ص، موضوع: داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 معنوان: بی بی پیک؛ نویسنده: الکساندر پوشکین؛ مقدمه: آندره ژید؛ مترجم: محمد مجلسی؛ تهران، دنیای نو، [...]

    10. Pushkin fue uno de los grandes escritores del siglo XIX, tanto en Rusia como en el resto del mundo. Por ello, no es de extrañar que se editen, bellamente como en este caso, sus libros a lo largo de los años. Con la traducción inmejorable de Marta Sánchez-Nieves, tenemos La reina de Picas, uno de los clásicos que todo el mundo conoce –o debería conocer– en lo que se refiere a la literatura gótica y fantástica. Un relato que ha sido trasladado a la ópera por el compositor Pyotr Ilyich [...]

    11. Pubblicato nel 1834, mette in scena il dramma del giovane German.Trovatosi con una cospicua eredità passa le serate guardando gli amici che giocano a carte. Dentro di sè un desiderio di darsi all'azzardo ma un monito che spesso si ripete lo frena: "non sono in condizione di sacrificare il necessario nella speranza di acquisire il superfluo.”.Ma le cose non andranno cosìPregevole breve racconto dal sapore gotico che tanto mi ha ricordato Edgar Allan Poe"Due idee fisse non possono esistere co [...]

    12. Gran cuento efectista de Pushkin a lo Poe, con un toque sobrenatural. Dado que trata sobre el juego de cartas, "apuesto" a que Dostoievski, que admiraba a Pushkin; disfrutó de este cuento y que tal vez se inspiró en él para escribir El Jugador.

    13. This story combines elements of Romantic fiction and the more serious ironic distance of the Neoclassicist period. Hard to put down once you pick it up due to its deep and poetic prose, and short enough to consume in a sitting. Wow, what a read! What this book lacks in length, it has in depth. It is no wonder that this became one of Fyodor Dostoevsky's favorite books! Its timeless theme of greed and gambling make it as relevant today as then, for even the game of life is a gamble in The Queen of [...]

    14. Sa Puškinom je super to što on veoma sažeto, zbijeno piše, a opet to sve obiluje sa više stvari no kod nečijeg romana od 700 stranica.U Pikovoj dami pratimo Hermana, porijeklom Njemca, ali čija se porodica rusifikovala, i njegov položaj i želju za boljim položajem u društvu. Priča počinje pričom, odnostno svojevrsnom legedim ili čak mitom o jednoj grofici koja zna tri karte koje stalno dobijaju. Herman, kao neko ko nije aristokrata, a želi viši položaj u društvu, pokušava da [...]

    15. Pushkin wrote his books earlier than Dostoevskij, Gogol and Tolstoj, yet his style is so much easier to read. I really liked the ending too. Quick read, and I'm definitely going to read more of Pushkins works.

    16. A wonderful story from my first encounter with Pushkin and damned good to.It'going to be a pleasure to explore more of his work.

    17. As someone said here about the history of this book, nice to chill. A good start to learn more about Pushkin. Some touches of horror for a smooth start to the Halloween night

    18. Mi primer acercamiento a Pushkin no ha podido ser más satisfactorio. Con un ligero toque gótico es una lectura muy breve de las que dejan muy buen sabor una vez finalizada.

    19. I'm not the type who can focus my attention solely on one book--at least not when that book is well over a thousand pages, which is the case with War and Peace, which I'm currently reading. My wandering mind requires little interludes here and there to break things up. That's why I decided to read The Queen of Spades. It's nice and short and therefore will distract me just long enough without diverting my attention from Tolstoy too long.Shamefully, I have to admit this is my first Pushkin. For s [...]

    20. I first read this book about three months ago during the university Russian literature course. Being a short story, it contains a lot of wisdom, witty parts and subtle psychological power. This work is just another evidence of Pushkin't great talent.

    21. Na minha aventura pelo universo da literatura russa, foi inevitável o encontro com Puskine. A Dama de Espadas pareceu-me um conto simples e com um tema interessante, e assim escolhi este livro para a Viagem (In)Esperada dedicada a comfy reads.Confesso que esperava mais desta história. Aliás, não propriamente da história em si, mas sim do autor, da riqueza do mundo por ele pintado. O facto de a tradução ser estranha (não sei se propositadamente, mantendo-se fiel ao original, ou apenas um [...]

    22. Este é um pequeno conto que pode ser descrito num bom provérbio: "Quem tudo quer, tudo perde."Esta é a história de Hermann, um soldado que observava os amigos jogar todas as noites, mas nunca arriscava participar porque dizia não conseguir sacrificar o necessário na esperança de ganhar o desnecessário. Infelizmente, a avareza é mesmo um pecado, e muitas vezes paga-se caro. Quando Hermann vê uma oportunidade de ganhar dinheiro sem correr os riscos que os amigos correm ao jogar, não olh [...]

    23. In The Queen of Spades, Pushkin uses unconventional plot developments and humor to ridicule the sentimental romance writing of his day. For example, after he leads the reader to believe that Lizaveta and Hermann will fall in love and marry, he reveals that Hermann is merely using Lizaveta to gain access to the countess and her card secret. Hermann will do almost anything to learn the secret, even woo the old woman: "I must get introduced to her," he says to himself, "and win her favour--become h [...]

    24. This is essentially the first work by Pushkin that I read and it was quite a ride!First and foremost, Pushkin is a symbol, a myth, he is noted as the father of russian literature, and justly. He has multifaceted work that extends from lyrical poems to novels. Specifically, this work, aside from the element of fantasy that spirals things out of control (view spoiler)[with the appearance of the ghost of the countess (hide spoiler)], foreshadows Dostoyevsky's realism, as it is about a man, Hermann [...]

    25. Nunca tinha lido nada de Alexander Pushkin e resolvi pegar neste pequeno livro por mera curiosidade. E gostei! Por ser um conto, o desenvolvimento das personagens e da própria história é sempre superficial mas, apesar disso, "A Dama de Espadas" conseguiu ser uma obra muito interessante. O tema é essencialmente a avareza e a falta de escrúpulos, bem como a cegueira que esse egoísmo traz e que pode levar à ruína. Quem tudo quer, tudo perde, como se costuma dizer.

    26. Dear M with Pushkin, Spring 2007SourinHermann ("Hermann is a German")TomskyCountess Anna Fedorova (Tomsky's grandmother)Lizaveta Ivanovna

    27. Puşkin'le tanışma kitabım.İçinde 2 hikaye bulunuyor. ( Maça Kızı ve Mısır Geceleri ) Maça Kızı'nı daha çok beğendim.Konu ilginç ve anlatım akıcıydı. Ama çarpıcı / etkileyici değildi. Rus edebiyatının kurucusu sayılan kişiden sanırım beklentim büyüktü.

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