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Title:
The golden cockerel and other fairy tales
Author:
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837.
Uniform Title:
Fairy tales. Selections. English
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
111 pages ; 30 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in France as Le coq d'or in 1925 by H. Piazza"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
The golden cockerel -- The Tsar Saltan -- The dead princess -- The fisherman and the fish.
Genre:
ISBN:
9780385262521
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Translated from the 1925 French edition; illustrations and text make an attractive volume.


Author Notes

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, one of Russian's greatest poets, was born in Moscow on June 6, 1799. He studied Latin and French literature at the Lyceum.

Pushkin was often in conflict with the government and was kept under surveillance for much of his later life. He was also exiled for a period of time.

His works include Eugene Onegin and Ruslan and Ludmila.

Pushkin died on February 10, 1837 in St. Petersburg of a wound received during a duel protecting the honor of his wife.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. A sumptuous gift book that will find its way to library shelves, though perhaps more for the artwork than for the text. Translated from the 1925 French edition (the source of the illustrations) rather than from the Russian, the writing has a mannered air. Still, the strength of the four traditional tales comes through, showcased by reproductions of Zvorykin's borders and illustrations, sometimes in monochrome and often in color. The stunning full-color pictures resemble illuminated manuscripts painted in a decidedly Russian style, marked by dramatic, formal compositions, pleasing decorative patterns, and deep, rich colors. ~--Carolyn Phelan