Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk & Other Stories

£9.99

In Nikolai Leskov’s stories we hear the voice of 19th-century Russia. An outsider by birth and instinct, he is one of the most undeservedly neglected figures in Russian literature, a writer who 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 five of his greatest stories, including the masterful ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’.

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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

Additional information

Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxv, 412

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

891.733 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K