Tales of Bielkin
1947, first thus of Pushkin's first prose works
First thus. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 84pp.
First published anonymously in 1830, Alexander Pushkin’s Tales of Belkin contains his first prose works. It is comprised of an introductory note and five linked stories, ostensibly collected by the scholar Ivan Belkin. The stories centre variously around military figures, the wealthy, and businessmen; this beautiful novella gives a vivid portrait of nineteenth century Russian life. The stories are: The Shot; The Snowstorm; The Coffin-Maker; The Postmaster; and The Young-Lady-Turned-Peasant-Girl.
A good plus copy, with some light dusting to the pages' top edge. The dustwrapper has one small hole to the spine and some minor chipping to the edges but the book remains in strong readable condition.