The Captain s Daughter

At once a fairy tale and a thrilling historical novel, this singularly Russian work of the imagination is also a timeless, universal, and very winning story of how love and duty can summon pluck and luck to confront calamity.

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Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590177242

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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An NYRB Classics Original Alexander Pushkin’s short novel is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, when the Cossacks rose up in rebellion against the Russian empress. Presented as the memoir of Pyotr Grinyov, a nobleman, The Captain’s Daughter tells how, as a feckless youth and fledgling officer, Grinyov was sent from St. Petersburg to serve in faraway southern Russia. Traveling to take up this new post, Grinyov loses his shirt gambling and then loses his way in a terrible snowstorm, only to be guided to safety by a mysterious peasant. With impulsive gratitude Grinyov hands over his fur coat to his savior, never mind the cold. Soon after he arrives at Fort Belogorsk, Grinyov falls in love with Masha, the beautiful young daughter of his captain. Then Pugachev, leader of the Cossack rebellion, surrounds the fort. Resistance, he has made it clear, will be met with death. At once a fairy tale and a thrilling historical novel, this singularly Russian work of the imagination is also a timeless, universal, and very winning story of how love and duty can summon pluck and luck to confront calamity.

The Captain s Daughter

“ Alas , my dear lady ! " replied Iwan Ignatitsch , “ God will help us . We have soldiers enough , plenty of powder , and I have cleaned the cannon . We must 9 . hope to be thus enabled to keep our own THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER . 59.

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Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433078795154

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Page: 151

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The Captain s Daughter

Leah Fleming .7% Captains Daughter LEAH FLEMING SIMON & SCHUSTER onslan-New York Sydner-Toronto New Tolhi A CH5, ULMFAM” First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK.

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Author: Leah Fleming

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857203434

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LAST PEARL AND DANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about family secrets, betrayals and redemption. The secrets in a woman's heart are deeper than the ocean… For May Smith, travelling with her husband and baby girl Ellen, stepping foot on the Titanic marks the start of an incredible journey, one which is destined to take her from the back streets of Bolton to the land of opportunity: the United States. But when the 'unsinkable' Titanic hits an iceberg one cold dark night, May's dreams are instantly shattered. Jumping from the sinking ship at the last minute, May loses sight of Joe and Ellen. Distraught, she is pulled into a lifeboat. Minutes later, the real-life Captain Smith swims to the lifeboat and hands May a baby swaddled in blankets. This rescue is witnessed by fellow survivor, Celeste Parkes, married to an American industrialist who is on her way back to Ohio after her mother's funeral. In horror, they both watch the death throes of the mighty ship; May traumatised, knowing her husband has drowned, Celeste wishing her bully of a husband had been on board and out of her life. As the dawn comes up, and the two women are rescued by the Carpathia, a friendship is formed, one which is destined to transcend the Atlantic and social differences between them and last a lifetime. Then May makes a shocking discovery and a split-second decision which will change the lives of many. Praise for Leah Fleming 'I enjoyed it enormously.It's a moving and compelling story about a lifetime's journey in search of the truth' RACHEL HORE 'A born storyteller' KATE ATKINSON

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ISBN: 9781101971574

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The Captain s Daughter

And Other Tales Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin. - - - - - THE CAPTAIN ' S DAUGHTER CHAPTER I A SERGEANT OF.

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Author: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

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ISBN: OXFORD:N10251226

Category: Russia

Page: 266

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Pushkin s Historical Imagination

Indeed , it has been often pointed out that The Captain's Daughter focuses on the role of the accidental in history . Abram Tertz , for example , maintains that in the Captain's Daughter " everything spins around chance , around a ...

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Author: Светлана Евдокимова

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300070233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This book explores the historical insights of Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), Russia's most celebrated poet and arguably its greatest thinker. Svetlana Evdokimova examines for the first time the full range of Pushkin's fictional and nonfictional writings on the subject of history - writings that have strongly influenced Russians' views of themselves and their past. Through new readings of his drama Boris Godunov; such narrative poems as Poltava, The Bronze Horseman, and Count Nulin; prose fiction, including The Captain's Daughter and The Blackamoor of Peter the Great; lyrical poems; and a variety of nonfictional texts, the author presents Pushkin not only as a progenitor of Russian national mythology but also as an original historical and political thinker.

With Shakespeare s Eyes

The last echo of Measure for Measure in Pushkin's work occurs in The Captain's Daughter , which was finished in 1836. As Melissa Frazier discusses at length in her article on the subject , Shakespeare's play was a source for one of the ...

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Author: Catherine O'Neil

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874138213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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With Shakespeare's Eyes is the first monograph to focus exclusively on the relationship between the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and Shakespeare. Taking into account contemporary perceptions of Shakespeare in print and on the Russian stage, O'Neil examines all levels of poetic influence of Shakespeare on Pushkin. In addition to untangling the central presence of Shakespeare on Pushkin's historical tragedy 'Boris Godunov'. O'Neil examines Shakepeare's influence in many other works by Pushkin, an influence that ranges from the textual to the conceptual. The Shakespeare plays addressed most closely in this book are 'Othello', 'Measure for Measure', and 'Julius Ceasar', all of which interact in a dynamic way with Pushkin's creative development. This book will help English readers understand better what it means to say Pushkin is 'the Shakespeare of Russia.' Catherine O'Neil is Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Denver.

The Captain s Daughters of Martha s Vineyard

It was built by one of the whaling captains . It had double parlors . Cranberry was festooned all ... emphasis would be on drama , music , and crafts . For nine years during the twenties Ruth organized and ran 148 The Captain's Daughters.

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Author: Eliot Eldridge Macy

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000071386

Category: Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)

Page: 163

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Log of a Sea Captain s Daughter

Get 5,000 lobsters all caught , then lose them ! ” The captains are all making fun of my poor father , so now he wishes he had never told them . ... Sunday , March 30th . Went in our best clothes LOG OF A SEA CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER 91.

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Author: Alice Rowe Snow

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001678856U

Category: Seafaring life

Page: 108

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