skip to content
The enchanted wanderer : and other stories Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The enchanted wanderer : and other stories

Author: N S Leskov; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014. ©2013
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First Vintage Classics editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Leskov was Chekhov's favorite writer and was greatly admired by Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. His short stories--innovative in form, richly playful in language, now tragic, now satirical, now wildly comic in subject matter--exploded the prevailing traditions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction and paved the way for such famous literary successors as Mikhail Bulgakov. These seventeen stories are visionary and fantastic,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: N S Leskov; N S Leskov
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N S Leskov; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
ISBN: 9780307388872 0307388875 9780307388872
OCLC Number: 868949676
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain, in somewhat different form, by Impress Books Ltd., Devon, in 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: xxv, 575 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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 necklace --
The spook --
The man on watch --
A robbery.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Responsibility: Nikolai Leskov ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Abstract:

Leskov was Chekhov's favorite writer and was greatly admired by Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. His short stories--innovative in form, richly playful in language, now tragic, now satirical, now wildly comic in subject matter--exploded the prevailing traditions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction and paved the way for such famous literary successors as Mikhail Bulgakov. These seventeen stories are visionary and fantastic, and yet always grounded in reality, peopled by outsized characters that include serfs, princes, military officers, Gypsy girls, wayward monks, horse dealers, nomadic Tartars, and, above all, the ubiquitous figure of the garrulous, enthralling, not entirely trustworthy storyteller. In stories long considered classics, Leskov takes the speech patterns of oral storytelling and spins them in new and startlingly modern ways, presenting seemingly artless yarns that are in fact highly sophisticated. It is the great gift of this new translation that it allows us to hear the many vibrant voices of Leskov's singular art.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/868949676> # The enchanted wanderer : and other stories
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/868949676#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
    library:oclcnum "868949676" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: shs" ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/891.733/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/76318943> ; # Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207312> ; # Russia.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007815> ; # Manners and customs
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020430295#Place/russia> ; # Russia
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020430295#Person/leskov_n_s_nikolai_semenovich_1831_1895> ; # Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
    schema:bookEdition "First Vintage Classics edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/71515939> ; # Richard Pevear
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/6495451> ; # Larissa Volokhonsky
    schema:copyrightYear "2013" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/76318943> ; # Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
    schema:datePublished "2014" ;
    schema:description "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 necklace -- The spook -- The man on watch -- A robbery."@en ;
    schema:description "Leskov was Chekhov's favorite writer and was greatly admired by Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky. His short stories--innovative in form, richly playful in language, now tragic, now satirical, now wildly comic in subject matter--exploded the prevailing traditions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction and paved the way for such famous literary successors as Mikhail Bulgakov. These seventeen stories are visionary and fantastic, and yet always grounded in reality, peopled by outsized characters that include serfs, princes, military officers, Gypsy girls, wayward monks, horse dealers, nomadic Tartars, and, above all, the ubiquitous figure of the garrulous, enthralling, not entirely trustworthy storyteller. In stories long considered classics, Leskov takes the speech patterns of oral storytelling and spins them in new and startlingly modern ways, presenting seemingly artless yarns that are in fact highly sophisticated. It is the great gift of this new translation that it allows us to hear the many vibrant voices of Leskov's singular art."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4020430295> ;
    schema:genre "Translations"@en ;
    schema:genre "Short stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020430295#Series/vintage_classics> ; # Vintage classics.
    schema:name "The enchanted wanderer : and other stories"@en ;
    schema:productID "868949676" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307388872> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/868949676> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020430295#Person/leskov_n_s_nikolai_semenovich_1831_1895> # Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1831" ;
    schema:deathDate "1895" ;
    schema:familyName "Leskov" ;
    schema:givenName "Nikolaĭ Semenovich" ;
    schema:givenName "N. S." ;
    schema:name "Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4020430295#Series/vintage_classics> # Vintage classics.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/868949676> ; # The enchanted wanderer : and other stories
    schema:name "Vintage classics." ;
    schema:name "Vintage Classics." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007815> # Manners and customs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Manners and customs"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207312> # Russia.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Russia." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/6495451> # Larissa Volokhonsky
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Volokhonsky" ;
    schema:givenName "Larissa" ;
    schema:name "Larissa Volokhonsky" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/71515939> # Richard Pevear
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1943" ;
    schema:familyName "Pevear" ;
    schema:givenName "Richard" ;
    schema:name "Richard Pevear" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/76318943> # Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1831" ;
    schema:deathDate "1895" ;
    schema:familyName "Leskov" ;
    schema:givenName "Nikolaĭ Semenovich" ;
    schema:givenName "N. S." ;
    schema:name "Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307388872>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0307388875" ;
    schema:isbn "9780307388872" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.