Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk And Other Stories

David McDuff, Nikolai Leskov

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 27-08-2015


An outsider by birth and instinct, the author was one of the most undeservedly neglected figures in Russian literature. He combined a profoundly religious spirit with a fascination for crime, an occasionally lurid imagination and a great love for the Russian vernacular. This volume includes a collection of his stories.

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SKU: 9780141396743

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The story of a passionate young woman who escapes her stifling marriage through adultery and murder, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is now the basis for an acclaimed new film starring Florence PughNikolai Leskov is one of the most unique voices of nineteenth-century Russia, with a fascination for idiosyncratic characters, lurid crimes, comic absurdity, spirituality and the joy of pure story. This volume contains five of his greatest short tales, including the matchless masterpiece Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Translated with an introduction by David McDuff

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Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 25 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 448