Pushkin's masterpieces in prose, translated by the award-winning Pevear and Volokhonsky.
One of the Russian master's most popular and chilling stories tells of a young card player whose obsession with winning becomes a terrible curse.
An NYRB Classics Original
'She turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle'
In this new translation, Stanley Mitchell captures the cadences and lightness of the original poem, and discusses in his introduction Pushkin's life, writings and politics, as well as previous translations of the work. This edition also contains a chronology and suggested further reading.