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  • The Queen of Spades
  • Alexander Pushkin
  • English
  • 07 June 2017
  • 1557424373

The Queen of Spades[Reading] ➻ The Queen of Spades By Alexander Pushkin – Essayreview.co.uk The Queen of Spades Russian Pikovaya dama is an acclaimed short story by Alexander Pushkin about human avariciousness Pushkin wrote the story in autumn in Boldino and it was first published in litera The Queen of Spades Russian Pikovaya dama is an acclaimed short story by The Queen Epub / Alexander Pushkin about human avariciousness Pushkin wrote the story in autumnin Boldino and it was first published in literary magazine Biblioteka dlya chteniya inIt was turned into the opera The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky.


About the Author: Alexander Pushkin

See also Russian French Alexandre PouchkineNorwegian Aleksander PusjkinAlexander Sergeevich Pushkin was a Russian The Queen Epub / 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 writersBorn 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 s 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 to Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova, whom he married in , later became regulars of court society In , 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 laterBecause 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.


10 thoughts on “The Queen of Spades

  1. says:

    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 played 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 played because he was not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous, even though he was a gamester at heart One night, he listened to a story involving someone s grandma a Countess who makes you laugh but you would want to disintegrate if you were working for her who apparently used to gamble when she was young She lost a lot of money and turned to some Count to ask for help because her husband refused to pay that debt The Count didn t lend her the money but taught her how to win it back So what would you do in order to get that secret move that would let you win every game you play and, therefore, would make you instantly richif the old Countess would but reveal her secret to me if she would only tell me the names of the three winning cards Why should I not try my fortune I must get introduced to her and win her favour become her lover But all that will take time, and she is eighty seven years old she might be dead in a week, in a couple of days evenToo funny I mean, his thoughts are quite sad because Gah Whatever Yes, a myriad of moral dilemmas yada yada yada It is still funny There are several humorous and amusing passages I enjoyed reading.I have never read Pushkin before Dostoyevsky led me to him One great writer leads you to another, you know how this is And I was delightfully surprised I wasn t expecting a writing style so full of wit, humor and irony speaking about harsh comments, Gogol Ringing any bells Pushkin had a short yet intense life he died at 37 while fighting a duel because some guy wanted to seduce his wife Not a nice way to go One can only imagine what other great stories he could have written, unfortunately, he didn t have the opportunity Nevertheless, he left us many gifts to enjoy Poems, plays, novels, short stories, you name it There are also a couple of unfinished works created by his enchanting pen.After reading this book a couple of days later, actually I found some fictional story about the last words of Alexander the Great I assume it s fiction, since according to historians, he was too sick to even speak, although others say he replied to the strongest when asked to whom he was leaving the kingdom either way, he didn t tell the three wishes story on the Internet I don t know who wrote it but it suits Pushkin s story perfectly Here it is Alexander the Great, as a military commander, was undefeated and the most successful throughout history On his way home from conquering many countries, he came down with an illness At that moment, his captured territories, powerful army, sharp swords, and wealth all had no meaning to him He realized that death would soon arrive and he would be unable to return to his homeland He told his officers I will soon leave this world I have three final wishes You need to carry out what I tell you His generals, in tears, agreed My first wish is to have my physician bring my coffin home alone After a gasping for air, Alexander continued My second wish is scatter the gold, silver, and gems from my treasure house along the path to the tomb when you ship my coffin to the grave After wrapping in a woolen blanket and resting for a while, he said My final wish it to put my hands outside the coffin People surrounding him all were very curious, but no one dare to ask the reason Alexander s most favored general kissed his hand and asked My Majesty, We will follow your instruction But can you tell us why you want us to do it this way After taking a deep breath, Alexander said I want everyone to understand the three lessons I have learned To let my physician carry my coffin alone is to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people s illness Especially when they face death, the physicians are powerless I hope people will learn to treasure their lives My second wish is to tell people not to be like me in pursuing wealth I spent my whole life pursuing wealth, but I was wasting my time most of the time My third wish to let people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave this world also in empty hands He closed his eyes after finished talking and stopped breathing In the long term, do we really possess anything Three, seven, aceFeb 11, 2014 Also on my blog

  2. says:

    Pikovaya dama The Queen of Spades, Alexander PushkinThe Queen of Spades is a short story with supernatural elements by Alexander Pushkin about human avarice Pushkin wrote the story in autumn 1833 Hermann, an ethnic German, is an officer of the engineers in the Imperial Russian Army He constantly watches the other officers gamble, but never plays himself One night, Tomsky tells a story about his grandmother, an elderly countess Many years ago, in France, she lost a fortune a Pikovaya dama The Queen of Spades, Alexander PushkinThe Queen of Spades is a short story with supernatural elements by Alexander Pushkin about human avarice Pushkin wrote the story in autumn 1833 Hermann, an ethnic German, is an officer of the engineers in the Imperial Russian Army He constantly watches the other officers gamble, but never plays himself One night, Tomsky tells a story about his grandmother, an elderly countess Many years ago, in France, she lost a fortune at cards, and then won it back with the secret of the three winning cards, which she learned from the notorious Count of St Germain Hermann becomes obsessed with obtaining the secret The countess who is now 87 years old has a young ward, Lizavyeta Ivanovna Hermann sends love letters to Lizavyeta, and persuades her to let him into the house There Hermann accosts the countess, demanding the secret She first tells him that story was a joke, but Hermann refuses to believe her He repeats his demands, but she does not speak He draws a pistol and threatens her, and the old lady dies of fright Hermann then flees to the apartment of Lizavyeta in the same building There he confesses to have killed the countess by fright with his pistol He defends himself by saying that the pistol was not loaded He escapes from the house with the aid of Lizavyeta, who is disgusted to learn that his professions of love were a mask for greed Hermann attends the funeral of the countess, and is terrified to see the countess open her eyes in the coffin and look at him Later that night, the ghost of the countess appears The ghost names the secret three cards three, seven, ace , tells him he must play just once each night and then orders him to marry Lizavyeta Hermann takes his entire savings to Chekalinsky s salon, where wealthy men gamble for high stakes On the first night, he bets it all on the three and wins On the second night, he wins on the seven On the third night, he bets on the ace but when cards are shown, he finds he has bet on the Queen of Spades, rather than the ace, and loses everything When the Queen appears to wink at him, he is astonished by her remarkable resemblance to the old countess, and flees in terror In a short conclusion, Pushkin writes that Lizavyeta marries the son of the Countess former steward, a state official who makes a good salary Hermann, however, goes mad and is committed to an asylum He is installed in Room 17 at the Obuhov hospital he answers no questions, but merely mutters with unusual rapidityThree, seven, ace Three, seven, queen1968 1327 59 19 1383 1901799 18371799 1862 18501840 1893 1890

  3. says:

    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, 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, it has taken on mythic proportions On an additional instance, Countess Fedorovna assisted a young officer in getting out of his own debt Thus, gentlemen seek out the Countess in their greed in hopes that her card skills will bring them wealth Pushkin uses a young woman to create an additional angle to his short yet evoking story as he counters lust against greed As a result, multiple storylines are packed into this tale that is short in length yet long in depth One can see where the scenes with the Countess and young woman translate well to the stage Tchaikovsky s production must have been equally compelling The Queen of Spades is shrewd and lustful and presents a side of Pushkin that may not be revealed in his poetry This story contains many elements that keep me reading a full length novel lust, greed, ghosts, and intrigue My edition was in a volume of Russian crime and thriller stories of varying lengths Pushkin s work is just an entry to the abundance of thrilling Russian stories that I am interested in reading A compelling 4 star read, it would be thrilling to see The Queen of Spades on stage

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    Money often costs too muchRalph Waldo Emerson The Queen of Spades is a well paced, clever, engaging short story which examines gambling and the seemingly limitless capacity of the human heart for purewellselfishness and greed It had me hooked, rapidly turning the pages right up until the very end Pushkin s prose was delightful, rich yet succinct, and also quite lively He clearly had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, or at least that s how I interpreted it In fact, I can t forMoney often costs too muchRalph Waldo Emerson The Queen of Spades is a well paced, clever, engaging short story which examines gambling and the seemingly limitless capacity of the human heart for purewellselfishness and greed It had me hooked, rapidly turning the pages right up until the very end Pushkin s prose was delightful, rich yet succinct, and also quite lively He clearly had his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, or at least that s how I interpreted it In fact, I can t for the life of me understand why the story is referred to as chilling on this website, as it frequently appeared to wink and grin at the reader in much the same way as view spoiler the countess sinister specter mocked and toyed with the ever charming young Hermann hide spoiler If you think you might be interested in an intelligently written, highly entertaining tale full of wit and suspense, featuring an opportunistic, rapacious antihero you ll love to hate I swear I wasn t partly hoping he d get away with it, honest , give this one a shot When it comes to gambling, I d say it s a pretty safe bet

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    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 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 deck, but it s not really important But with one exception, this mean grandmother has refused all her life to share her card playing secret with anyone not even her own kids Geez, Grandma, have a heart Hermann is convinced that this card game secret is the way out of his financial problems, if he can just get Grandmamma to talk to him and tell him the secret He decides that romancing the grandmother s innocent young ward Lizaveta will be his way in.Some very strange stuff goes down I haven t figured out whether it s truly spooky paranormal stuff or whether Hermann is just losing his mind over this I think the author deliberately left it ambiguous If you like rather cryptic Russian short stories, this is worth a look It s an old story, so there are several free copies floating around on the web, including here at this link At first read this story didn t strike me a particularly profound, but there are literary folks who consider it a masterpiece, so maybe I just didn t search deeply enough for meaning Also, although this is on Gutenberg, don t read that version it s been edited and some significant pieces to the story have been deleted A better version is the one I linked above, but even that one is missing Pushkin s epigraphs at the beginning of each of the 6 chapters of the original story, that add some depth to the story I couldn t find an English version of this story with the epigraphs, so I ll copy them here for your edification, courtesy of Cummings Study Guide Narrator s Epigraphs and Statements Chapter 1 Topic Gambling The Queen of Spades denotes secret ill will From the latest Fortune Teller In the cold, rain, and sleet They together would meet To play Lord, forgive them their sin Gambling, late to win They d stay They won and they lost, And put down the cost In chalk So on cold autumn days They wasted no time In talk K Ryleev and A Bestuzhev Chapter 2 Topic A Conversation II parait que monsieur est d cid ment pour les suivantes Que voulez vous, madame Elles sont plus fra ches A Society Conversation It appears, Monsieur, that you clearly prefer the maids Would you wish me otherwise, Madame They are much fresher Chapter 3 Topic Writing Letters Vous m ecrivez, mon ange, des lettres de quatre pages plus vite que je ne puis les lire A Correspondence My angel, you write me four page letters so fast that I am not able to read them Chapter 4 Topic Morality and Religion Homme sans moeurs et sans religion A Correspondence A man without morals or religion Chapter 5 Topic A Vision That night the dead Baroness von W appeared to me She was all in white and said How do you do, Mr Councillor Swedenborg Comment This fabricated quotation appears at the beginning of the chapter in which Hermann has a vision of the old countess Chapter 6 Topic Angry Reaction Attendez How dare you say attendez to me Your excellency, I said attendez, sir Attendez wait CSG Comment The reply of the important person appears to be one that Napoleon might have had made when addressed improperly by an underling Hermann, of course, has become like Napoleon in his obsession to conquer the world of cards The author, Alexander Pushkin, is a well regarded 19th century Russian author He lived a brief but exciting life and died at only age 37, shot in a duel by a man Pushkin had accused of having an affair with his Pushkin s wife I was motivated to read this by my friend Debbie s review

  6. says:

    Writer and Poet Aleksander Pushkin, Palekh School of Painting.RUSSIAN 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 th Writer and Poet Aleksander Pushkin, Palekh School of Painting.RUSSIAN 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 winners with lit up faces and then there are the losers with faces hanging down.Altai Palace Casino One of the gamblers asks Herman, a German, as to why he never plays cards or rather gambles The latter replies, Play interests me greatly, but I hardly care to sacrifice the necessaries of life for uncertain superficial things His friend Tomsky explains that since Herman was a German, therefore he tended to be economical But the person he found most difficult to understand was his 80 year old grandmother, the Countess Anna Fedorovna, who never gambled Nobody found this to be surprising as nobody expected such an old woman to gamble Then Tomsky starts telling a story about the Countess by taking the listeners 60 years back when she was only 20 and known as the Muscovite Venus He goes on that she had gone to Paris where all the ladies loved playing faro and once while playing with the Duke of Orleans, she lost an enormous amount He continues that her husband refused to help her, so she was left with no alternative but to ask for help from a friend of hers, Count Saint Germain, the one who discovered the elixir of life, the philosopher s stone, and many other equally marvellous things Tromsky emphasizes that the Count was ready to give Countess Anna a loan but warns her that she would not enjoy a moment s rest until she had returned it it would only add to her embarrassment The story teller elucidates that the Count then told her a secret which would free her from her burden for good Everybody s curiosity is raised on hearing this part of the story Three of a kind aka set Mr Pushkin writes Tomsky lit his pipe, took a few whiffs, then continued The next evening, grandmother appeared at Versailles at the Queen s gaming table The Duke of Orleans was the dealer Grandmother made some excuse for not having brought any money, and began to punt She chose three cards in succession, again and again, winning every time, and was soon out of debt So you have a grandmother who knows three winning cards, and you haven t found outthe magic secret Tomsky immediately makes it clear that he had not.A deadly combination Now Herman wants to learn the winning combination of cards at all costs, as they have workedthan once for their gamblers But will he belonging to a noble profession a young officer of the Engineering Corps do it by hook or by crook Or will he use the ward of the Countess, a young girl called Lisaveta, as a trump card He does write to her a beautiful romantic note which sets her heart beating at the speed of a bullet train But little does she realize that it has been plagiarized from a German novel Or will Herman enter the Countess s house on tiptoes in the dead of night to request her to reveal the secret of the cards Will Herman turn into a millionaire when the story ends Or will he turn into a pauper at a certain gambling table Winking Woman Somewhere in the story you will meet a ghost, you will go on a round of a sanatorium, you will meet a winking woman, you will attend a funeral, you will watch the stakes at a popular gambling house, and you will visit the beautiful city of St Petersburg In which order and why I won t tell you What I will tell you is read the story and read it now as tomorrow never comes A casino for the jet set in Moscow

  7. says:

    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 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 executed flawlessly how many times I read the rule of three jokes or stories, but still I didn t expect the rule on this story Alexander Pushkin is a true master of storytelling hide spoiler

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    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 readof his works in the future.

  9. says:

    Wow, What a story Simply Amazing.

  10. says:

    This classic tale tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady s luck, which he believes will lead to great wealth Told against the background of young aristocrats drinking and gossiping, and one eager eyed German soldier, Hermann listening intriguing to the story of how the once reckless gambler, the now aged Countess Anna Fedotovna, lost and then regained her fortune Hermann goes and seduces the young and beautiful Lizaveta Ivanovna in This classic tale tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady s luck, which he believes will lead to great wealth Told against the background of young aristocrats drinking and gossiping, and one eager eyed German soldier, Hermann listening intriguing to the story of how the once reckless gambler, the now aged Countess Anna Fedotovna, lost and then regained her fortune Hermann goes and seduces the young and beautiful Lizaveta Ivanovna in order to gain access to the bedroom of the Countess who refuses to reveal to him the sequence of the three cards, and when desperately he produces a pistol the poor old Countess has a problem with her ticker Hermann But the Countess isn t done for just yet, and reappears to Hermann in a vivid dream and on condition that he promises to wed her ward Lizaveta, and tells him the secret sequence Back at the card table the audience awaits while Hermann appears for three consecutive days, playing as instructed one of the magic cards each time For a short story the reader is kept on edge by the scenario, and it is wonderfully told, but I just wish it had been longer Have read two or threetimes since, but will stick with my original 3 5 Because I have read others from Pushkin better than this

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