Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk And Othe by Nikolai LeskovLady Macbeth Of Mtsensk And Othe by Nikolai Leskov

Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk And Othe

byNikolai Leskov

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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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 Pugh Nikolai 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
Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov was born in 1831 in Gorokhovo, Oryol Province and was orphaned early. In 1860 he became a journalist and moved to Petersburg where he published his first story. He subsequently wrote a number of folk legends and Christmas tales, along with a few anti-nihilistic novels which resulted in isolation from the lite...
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Title:Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk And OtheFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.78 × 5.08 × 1.03 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141396741

ISBN - 13:9780141396743

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Leskov deserves the be as widely read as Tolstoy, Dostoy, and Chekhov - hopefully this great collection will help with that.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Classic stories from a Russian master - more fairy tale like than Chekhov, but still in the same ballpark.
Date published: 2017-02-21