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4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander Pushkin Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: bobw
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Alexander Pushkin’s greatest short story. Hermann, a young German officer serving in the Engineers regiment, is obsessed by gambling, although he never indulges in it himself. One night he hears a tale about how a wealthy eighty-seven-year-old Countess in St. Petersburg once learned the secret of how to win on three cards from the Duc d’Orleans. He becomes obsessed with learning the secret himself.

In pursuit of this aim, he becomes enamored of the Countess’ companion, the beautiful Lizaveta. A nocturnal visit to his paramour, however, turns to tragedy as he finds himself in the chamber of the Countess and tries first by persuasion and then by force to get her to reveal the secret of the cards. The denouement of the story is uncanny and captivating.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alusha | 4/20/2010

    " I love Pushkin! If you love poetry you gotta love him, that all I can say. His work is fantastic, his poetry amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harold | 8/20/2008

    " The perfect way to read Pushkin, comparing the Russian original to a good English translation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliane | 6/18/2008

    " A great short introduction into the interesting life of Pushkin. With poems, letters, historical photos, drawings of the poet Pushkin. German-Russian edition. "

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About the Author
Author Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837), known as the father of Russian literature, was descended from Russian nobility and from an African great-grandfather raised at the court of Peter the Great. His commitment to social reform resulted in government censorship of his work and a period of exile. He died after fighting a duel at the age of thirty-seven.

About the Narrator

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.