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Nikolai Leskov
Birth date: February 16, 1831
Died: March 05, 1895
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 5 years ago
Full of passion, jealousy and obsession, this short story is highly interesting and enjoyable. Leskov's description of the emotional and moral dilemma, as well as the erotic frenzy, of the heroine is exceptional and realistic.
Edward
Edward rated it 5 years ago
IntroductionTranslators' Note--The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk--The Sealed Angel--The Enchanted Wanderer--Singlemind--The Devil-Chase--Deathless Golovan--The White Eagle--A Flaming Patriot--Lefty--The Spirit of Madame de Genlis--The Toupee Artist--The Voice of Nature--A Little Mistake--The Pearl Necklac...
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Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: published-1865, slavic, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, translation, radio-4, autumn-2013, play-dramatisation, lit-richer, serial-killer Read from October 03 to 05, 2013 Just the titular story: Leskov's searing classic Russian tale of passion and murder is an emotional rollercoaste...
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Rowena's Reviews rated it 7 years ago
I'm not sure how I came across this writer but I'm glad I did. This book is a collection of six engaging short stories. The titular story, The Enchanted Wanderer, is the longest and the most entertaining. It reminded me somewhat of Voltaire's Candide, but a tamed down version.This book was different...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
Man is supposed to be destined to be in the church, and when he ignores destiny bad things happen. It's a pretty standard plot, but hearing it in a 19th century Russian adaptation was interesting more academically than in a "oh hey look this is a great novel" sort of way.
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