Pushkin, Alexander Sergeevich (Author); Pevear, Richard & Volokhonsky, Larissa (Translators). THE COMPLETE PROSE OF ALEXANDER PUSHKIN: NOVELS, TALES, JOURNEYS. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 390 pages. As New/As New.

New And Definitive Edition of the author's prose works. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents "The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin: Novels, Tales, Journeys" in definitive English translations by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. All of the prose narratives of the greatest Russian writer of the Romantic Era, her greatest poet ever, and one of the world's greatest storytellers. "The Father of Russian literature, Pushkin is beloved not only for his poetry, but also for his brilliant stories, which range from dramatic tales of love, obsession, and betrayal to dark fables and sparkling comic masterpieces, from satirical epistolary tales and romantic adventures in the manner of Sir Walter Scott to imaginative historical fiction and the haunting dream-world of 'The Queen of Spades'. The five short stories of 'The Late Tales of Ivan Petrovich Belkin' are lightly humorous yet reveal astonishing human depths, and his short novel, 'The Captain's Daughter', has been called the most perfect book in Russian literature" (Publisher's blurb). "Our collection includes Pushkin's few finished and published works of fiction, each different, all masterpieces. It also includes his experiments in various forms, borrowing from and parodying well-known European models, consciously trying out the possibilities of Russian prose. The closest he came to a self-portrait is perhaps the character of Charsky in his fragmentary 'Egyptian Nights'. Otherwise he appears in person only in the non-fictional 'Journey To Arzrum' where, as D. S. Mirsky wrote, 'he reached the limits of noble and bare terseness' " (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky). An absolute "must-have" title for Alexander Pushkin collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Based in Paris, they made a one-time-only appearance in New York City to launch the book. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which their signatures were obtained. This title is a great collection. This is one of very few such double-signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Regarded by Vladimir Nabokov as the greatest Russian poet-writer of all time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0307959627. $80.00

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