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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Serenity Publishers, LLC (May 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604507888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604507881
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.4 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,119,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paulie Walnuts on September 24, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
An easy-to-read introduction to Russian prose, The Captain's Daughter/The Daughter of the Commandant is a short, but furiously paced, insight into the life of a young soldier posted to a fort near Orenburg during the Pugachev rebellion. Pushkin's text, or at least the English translation, is effortlessly fluid and exceedingly rich at the same time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andres Caballero on January 27, 2012
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I read the work through and through for a Russian Literature Class. I have worked a little on translating myself and considered the translation rather good in capturing the way Pushkin wrote, that is, in a very transparent, clear and to the point way. But, and this is a really big BUT, the version has omitted some fragments that are immensely important to the novel. I don't know if it was done by the translator or the transcriber, if by folly or by intention, but you will not find any of the epigraphs or the short but rather important fable of the eagle and the crow told by Putgacheff to Grinneff in the carriage they are travelling towards the end.
I wouldn't recomend this version. Look for another one or buy one that has been edited with more responsibility.
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This is a fairly straightforward story of a young and naive young soldier serving in the hinterlands of Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great. There is a "coming of age" aspect. Despite somewhat limited description and sense of place, we are transported to another place and era, with different priorities and sensibilities. The story is easy to read and seems like a easy introduction to Russian literature.

Formatting: Several awkward line breaks. The original has multiple endnotes explaining untranslated Russian terms and patronymics. These are not hyperlinked so you'd have to jump to the end and then back. I found the old style spelling of Russian names to be slightly annoying, but that's nitpicky.

Good value!
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